Sultan Declares Thursday Ramadan, Urges Muslims to Begin Fast

Ramadan 2018 Date Significance & Celebration of Ramzan- The Muslim Holy Month

The holy month of Ramadan will commence in Singapore and Middle East countries from today, kicking off a month of fasting.

Felicitating with Muslims on the start of the Ramadan fast, the governor said they should not see the month as one of mere mandatory prayer, fasting and Iftar meals, but engage in total abstinence, probing soul-searching, honest repentance and infinite atonement.

In separate messages to his counterparts in all Islamic countries, Ali Larijani, the Speaker of Iranian Parliament, offered greetings on the onset of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. "This means that tomorrow is the 30th day of the month of Syaaban".

"Let's just be united so that the blessings of the Almighty will come to us especially during the fasting season in the month of Ramadan...let's not do anything Allah dislikes, let's be careful of our actions, words and way of life", Macarimbor said.

The main objective of keeping fast is to get closer to the Almighty Allah.

Ramadan 2018 Date Significance & Celebration of Ramzan- The Muslim Holy Month
Ramadan 2018

During Ramadan, Muslims have to abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to sunset.

Ramdan will also start in the Middle East on May 17.

Sri Lanka Muslims begins Ramadan Fast on Friday-18 May, while majority of the Muslims world over begins their fast on Thursday - 17th May.

Addressing journalists in his palace in Sokoto last night, the monarch said the new moon was sighted in many towns across the country.

Ramadan ends with the feast of Eid al-Fitr, the feast which marks the breaking of the Muslim fast. In Belgium, the Islamic Council of Theologians met on Tuesday evening, and fixed the beginning of this period as this Thursday. Kuwait, Bahrain and Jordan also declared May 17 as the first day of Ramadan.

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