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Islamic holy month of Ramadan to start from tomorrow confirms Saudi Arabia

16 May 2018

In the United States, people of different national origins gather at Islamic centers for religious services and to celebrate their beliefs.

"Ramadan reminds us of the richness Muslims add to the religious tapestry of American life".

There are traditions to be followed.

During the month of Ramadan, adherents avoid water and food from dawn to sunset. This light meal, consisting of freshly-baked Ramazan pide bread, pickled vegetables, olives and other easily-prepared edibles is often enjoyed in a group with family members and/or friends.

Shaker Elsayed is the religious leader of the Dar al-Hijra Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia.

Those demographic leanings make it "really tough being Muslim in Oklahoma", Soltani said, especially for Muslims who live outside urban centers like Oklahoma City and Tulsa. "Therefore the first day of Ramadan is Wednesday, May 16", said the ISNA.

"At a time when we're going without food and drink, we want to package food and drink for those in need", Soltani said.

She notes U.S. Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad fasted throughout her intense training sessions and so did many Muslim soccer players during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

While these are common practices, there are other less-familiar pointers to observe.

Ramadan began on the evening of Tuesday, May 15 and central to observing this holy month is Sawm - fasting during daylight hours. At the Bait-ur-Rehman Mosque in Silver Spring, Maryland, about 200 people gathered for an after-sunset iftar dinner.

Fitness and fasting can work together - gym enthusiasts can stick to their routine of working out every day. To him belong the most lovely names ... In the Gulf countries, wealthy sheikhs hold "majlises" where they open their doors for people to pass by all hours of the night for food, tea, coffee and conversation. Amina Tanboush of Senegal describes some of those duties.

"This year, the holiday begins as the world mourns the innocent victims of barbaric terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom and Egypt, acts of depravity that are directly contrary to the spirit of Ramazan", he said in his 2017 message.

Fasting during the month of Ramadan is mandated among physically and mentally sane Muslims in fulfillment of one of the five pillars of Islam. In Ramadan, Muslims' souls will be freed. Umrah is known as the lesser Hajj, a pilgrimage that can be undertaken at any time of the year.

Islamic holy month of Ramadan to start from tomorrow confirms Saudi Arabia