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Here's What You Need To Know About Ramadan In Brooklyn

Here's What You Need To Know About Ramadan In Brooklyn”

It starts at sunset on the last day of Ramazan and celebrates the completion of the holy month of fasting. "There has been no moon sighting in Canada or even North America".

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins Wednesday, and members of Oklahoma's Muslim community are working to increase interfaith understanding during the month-long observance.

They abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to dusk for the entire month of Ramadan, with a single sip of water or a puff of a cigarette considered enough to invalidate the fast.

5The fast breaks at sundown.

With Ramadan starting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the 30-day period will come to an end on Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Based on the *lunar cycle, it's a period of time in the Muslim life when the spiritual journey is heightened, and people are hungry for more than just food; they are hungry for God.

The tithe must be paid during the month of Ramadan.

In the holy month, Muslims fast for a full lunar month.

Volunteers pass plates of food for workers in a labour camp in Al Quoz 2 in Ramadan. Jaime Puebla  The National
Volunteers pass plates of food for workers in a labour camp in Al Quoz 2 in Ramadan. Jaime Puebla The National

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain's moon sighting authorities have announced that Ramadan will begin on Thursday May, 17. North African countries and those in the Middle East will also begin the fast on Thursday.

Muslims are instructed to seek the Night of Power during the last ten days of Ramadan, particularly on the odd-numbered nights. Others who are also permitted to sit out of the fasting are the elderly, people travelling, pregnant and breastfeeding women, diabetic patients as well as females menstruating. Muslims in these countries like their fellows elsewhere will look for the crescent moon this evening which will determine the beginning of Ramadan month.

Here's everything you need to know about Ramadan, when does Ramadan end and what is Eid al-Fitr?

It's common practice across many Muslim-majority nations for liquor stores and hotels to curb the sale of alcohol during Ramadan.

Ramadan is also the time to maintain self-discipline.

Muslims believe that Allah gave the first verses of the Quran to Prophet Mohammed during the month in 610.

· Excess salt causes extreme thirst during the day - experts say that meals with high salt are not ideal to eat during night time hours because they can cause thirstiness during the day and is best to be avoided.

FILE - Abdul Barek Hajji, a Bengali Muslim, reads the Koran while waiting for the Maghrib sunset prayer during Ramadan at the Abu Bakr Mosque in Flushing, New York, May 31, 2017.



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