Ramadan Starts on May 17th in Most Muslim Nations

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Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic (Hijri) calendar.

Non-Muslims visiting Islamic nations during Ramadan are not required to fast, but they are expected to refrain from eating and drinking in public spaces out of respect.

Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam.

"During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad through fellowship and prayer".

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Earlier today, the Australian National Imams Council has declared that the holy month of Ramadan will begin on Thursday, May 17. The moon on 29th Shaban this evening will determine the exact date of Ramzan 2018 month.

It is a time where Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset, and it is about 16 hours of no food and water every day for a month. The fasting begins at the fajr call to prayer, just before sunrise, and is broken at sundown.

This year's Ramadan comes on the heal of the relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, an occupied city that is holy to the three Abrahamic faiths.

Muslims are anticipated to place extra effort into following the teachings of Islam and this contains fasting - which teaches individuals the right way to be extra self-disciplined and have empathy for these much less lucky.

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All Muslims who have reached puberty and are in good health are required to fast.

Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in a statement on Wednesday, wished Muslims a peaceful and blessed Ramadan.

At the end of the 29 or 30 days of fasting, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr which literally means "festival of breaking the fast" in Arabic.

After that, the standard follow is to adjourn for prayer after which the primary meal is served.

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Note that on the last day of Ramadan, which is Eid al-fitr, the greeting changes to "Eid Mubarak".

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