The United States has felicitated Muslims on the occasion of Ramadan as the holy month begins. It's seen as a way to physically and spiritually detoxify by kicking impulses like morning coffee, smoking and midday snacking.
Others who may not fast include pregnant or lactating women whose babies may be harmed, women in their menstrual period or having postpartum bleeding and others in situations that require them to be in their best physical condition (i.e. soldiers on guard duty). Ramadan is a Month where Muslims practice increased Self-discipline whiles they fast and. This Ramadan comes amidst true humanitarian tragedies that those several Muslim countries with wars, divide and conflict violating the spirit of the message of peace, gatherers, unity, love and coexistence.
The consuming of dates normally breaks the quick at sunset.
Rashid Fehmi, a Rochester Muslim Community Circle volunteer, said fasting is a part of Ramadan as a pathway to piety and empathy. All things being equal, we must engage in Ramadan to reform ourselves and society in order to build our nation.
The quick is from daybreak to sundown, with a pre-dawn meal often called suhur and sundown meal known as iftar.
"The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong)". Several restaurants also keep their doors open till the wee hours in the morning, and offer lavish meals.
In an exclusive video to Al-Ahram Arabic news portal, the Grand Mufti congratulated Muslims worldwide ahead of the commencement of the holy month. When it comes to meals it is really important that they comprise of a good balance of starchy carbohydrates, like potatoes, rice and bread, along with a good intake of vegetables, proteins such as meat or fish, and dairy for the natural fats.
"For housewife Shabeen Yusuf and husband Abdul Mukeet Shahabuddin, Ramadan is a month of worship and remembrance of Allah and that's what they aim to dedicate it to". In the Arab world, month long soap operas starring Egypt's top actors rake in millions of dollars in advertising.
The faithful in Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and others prayed the holy month's first taraweeh, a special nightly prayer and one of the hallmarks of Ramadan, on Wednesday.
"Outside of those areas, you don't have any other pockets of Muslims in the state that have an Islamic center or a mosque, and that's why it's hard to challenge Islamophobia or those fears people may have", Soltani said, "because until you can meet and interact with people, it's hard to overcome those fears".
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and the first sighting of a new moon and in 2018, it will be celebrated on June 14, 2018.
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