Ramadan 2019: Why is it so important for Muslims?

Ramadan starts Monday

Another hallmark of Ramadan is nightly prayer at the mosque among Sunni Muslims called "taraweeh". Imams of different mosques called for peace, harmony and brotherhood while extending wishes and greetings to the people.

Muslims in Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, and much of the Middle East, including Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, will fast on Monday for the start of the month of Ramadan. The last Roza of Ramzan 2019 might strech for 14 hours and 44 minutes. With an unsighted moon on the 29th (May 4), Muslims complete the preceding month of Sha'ban to 30 days (May 5) with Ramadan kicking off the next day without fail.

Dr Bawumia said he will be joining his brothers and sisters in various communities around the country to break the fast and pray for the country.

The holy month of Ramadan started on Sunday (May 5, 2019) as Muslims all over the world are beginning their month-long fasting and religious devotion.

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The President also urged Muslims to take Ramadan as an opportunity to ask for God's forgiveness for sins committed and to be thankful for all the blessings received.

Eid is not a public holiday in the United Kingdom, however it is in many Muslim countries around the world.

The holy month of Ramadan ends with the Eid al-Fitr festival.

Many break their fast as the Prophet Muhammad did around 1 400 years ago, with a sip of water and some dates at sunset followed by prayer.

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In his message, Duterte said he was one with "the Muslim Filipino community here in the Philippines and across the globe in celebrating their faith in Allah".

Children, the elderly and the ill are exempt, as well as women who are pregnant, nursing or menstruating.

Chapter 2, Verse 185, of the Koran states: "The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Koran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong)".

Muslims attend early morning Eid prayers the day after Ramadan. Families typically spend the day at parks, eating in the sunshine for the first time in a month.

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