Ramadan to start on Thursday, religious leaders say

Elias Hubbard
May 16, 2018

The timings of Ramadan change every year depending on the sighting of the new moon.

The UAE government has reduced working hours for the public and private sector for the holy month of Ramadan.

"Staying with low amounts of cardio is better", she said.

Femi Odusanya, spokesperson of Mile 12 Market Perishable Food Traders Association, said it was imperative to train farmers to adopt modern technology in crop production, and empower them with funds.

Muslims around the world are preparing for the commencement of the Holy period of Ramadan. Things like taking small breaks from revision or work and going on small walks, writing daily to-do lists or listing what you're finding hard and working on combatting these, and planning meals to make sure you're eating the rights things to get good energy levels can all have a bit impact.

Ramadan is believed to be a time of intense spirituality when the believers are surrounded by angels, the gates of heaven are open, and Allah's blessings and mercy are abundant. "Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the unsafe threat it poses, our country can not be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life", he said. According to her, most people purchase beans to make "akara" (bean cake) and "moi-moi" (another local delicacy) for the fasting period. In Ramadan, Muslims' souls will be freed. If not, the next day is counted as 30th day of the prevailing month and the new month begins thereafter.

ISGOC, CAIR and any other volunteers who would like to attend will be collecting and packaging food for those in need.

"We consider this the best time of the year".

Enchassi said the Ramadan activities give Muslims and non-Muslims both a challenge, and an opportunity. At this time of year, some television stations broadcast advertisements that bring attention to Muslims as an important part of United States society. For one, the fasting is "less reward" if one partakes in "back-biting, gossiping or swearing at other people", scholar Shabbir Hassan told BBC.

· Water, water and more water during night time hours - experts advise to drink as much water as possible during Iftaar and Suhur times, especially if hot weather is expected during the day.

Fleck said Christians, being in the majority in Oklahoma, have an obligation to be proactive in fostering that peaceful understanding.

"It puts you in a different mindset", Fehmi said of the fast.

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