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Holy Month Of Ramadan Begins Today

Holy Month Of Ramadan Begins Today

In announcing the date, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) noted that according to astronomical calculations as agreed upon by member countries of The Informal Meeting of the Religious Affairs Ministers of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, the last day of the current Islamic month of Syaaban ends on Wednesday instead of Tuesday.

Muslims observing Ramadan refrain from eating or drinking before dawn through dusk. It is the most holy month in the calendar for Muslims as it is believed the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed during Ramadan.

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European political leaders are scrambling to save the deal with Iran in a bid to keep the country's nuclear ambitions in check. Companies like Renault and Total have been investing in Iran, and European politicians are trying to persuade them to stay.

Devout Muslims also mark the month by intense worship, performing special nightly prayers and reading Islam's holy book, the Koran. The ongoing tragedies in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Burma, across Africa and most recently the escalation of violence by Israeli occupied forces against the Palestinians in Gaza cast a shadow of sadness and mourning.

Thousands of school pupils will be sitting examinations during Ramadan this year.

Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega gets life in jail for murdering children
Ortega's lawyer said Ortega suffered from depression and anxiety disorders, and refused to take prescribed medications. The nanny's lawyer had argued that Ortega was mentally sick and could not be held liable for the youngsters's deaths.

The moon-sighting committee met at Abu Dhabi Judicial Department after Maghrib prayers on Wednesday to look for the new crescent Moon and determine when the holy month would begin.

In contrast to Trump's past messages of Muslim vilification, Trump highlighted the "richness Muslims add to the religious tapestry of American life" in his 2018 presidential message on Ramadan issued earlier today.

Afghan militants kill at least four in Jalalabad attack
In January, gunmen attacked an office of aid group Save the Children in Jalalabad , killing at least five people and wounding 25. Earlier, health department officials in the city said hospitals had received at least four dead bodies and 20 wounded people.

"Faith is a great gift and the free exercise of religion is a fundamental human right", said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. "We wish our Muslim friends and supporters a blessed month", concluded Hamad.


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