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Mangaluru: Ramadan Kareem! Holy month of fasting in coastal districts from May 17


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, May 16: Ramadan, the most sacred month in the Islamic calendar, will begin in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts from Thursday, May 17.

The crescent moon was not sighted on Tuesday May 15, hence it was decided to commence the fasting from Thursday, as Wednesday May 16 was the 30th day of Shaaban, the month preceding Ramadan.

Special night prayers called Taraveeh are offered in mosques during Ramadan.

In UAE and Saudi Arabia too, the Ramadan will begin on May 17. Kuwait, Bahrain and Jordan also declared May 17 as the first day of Ramadan.

During Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, Muslims eat Sehri, which is an Islamic term refering to the meal consumed early in the morning before fasting, and break their fast at Iftar, the evening meal consumed to break the fast at sunset.

Fasting or Roza in the holiest month of Islamic lunar calendar is one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims skip food and water from dawn (Fajr) to dusk (Maghrib) during this month. Ramadan is not about fasting that includes abstaining from food or drink, the real purpose is to attain purity and piousness in order to be closer to Allah.

Ramadan begins around 11 days earlier each year. Its start is calculated based on the sightings of the new moon, which marks the beginning of the Muslim lunar month that varies between 29 to 30 days. Ramadan culminates with the celebration of Id-ul-Fitr festival.


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  • Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Thu, May 17 2018

    Ramadan Kareem to Muslims all over the world.

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  • Laks, Karkala

    Thu, May 17 2018

    Ramzaan mubarak to all...iftar ithnda panle

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Thu, May 17 2018

    “Alongside this fasting, Muslims are taught to do their best to reconnect with God and improve their character and morality. Thus, Muslims will attend the mosque more often, usually every evening for special prayers, as well as trying to improve our character and positive virtues".

    “The Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] famously taught that 'whoever does not give up lying or cursing during Ramadan and keeping it in his/her whole lifetime, God does not need for that person to give up his food or drink. Which emphasizes that Ramadan is not just about avoiding food or drink, but also working on who we are as a person."

    May Almighty God bless all Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the world during their Ramadan and always, Ameen.
    Ramadan Kareem to all.

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  • Sonu, Bajpe/Dubai

    Thu, May 17 2018

    Mr.Alwyn
    V nice comment...
    May Almighty God bless all Muslim,Hindus,Chrisitans brothers and sisters throughout the world during their Ramadan and aslo after Ramadan too, Ameen.

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  • Mohammad Arif, Al/Khobar/ Mangalore

    Thu, May 17 2018

    May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you and your family)
    .RAMADAN MUBARAK

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  • Clement, Mangalore

    Thu, May 17 2018

    Ramadan Kareem to all our Muslim brothers and sisters.

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