"According to astronomical calculations, the crescent for the month of Ramadan this evening (Tuesday) did not meet the criteria agreed upon by member countries of MABIMS (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore)", read the press release.
He said: "May God bless our efforts in establishing a Muslim community of excellence and bestow upon us the strength to perform our fast with much faith and devotion". The beginning of the religious month depends on moon sighting.
During the day, Muslims must abstain from eating, drinking, sex, gossip and cursing, and are encouraged to focus on meditative acts like prayer, reading the Quran and charity. This Ramadan comes amidst true humanitarian tragedies that those several Muslim countries with wars, divide and conflict violating the spirit of the message of peace, gatherers, unity, love and coexistence. But for high school and college students who also have to study and take exams during this time, the fasting can be particularly challenging - so they're trading tips and moral support on Twitter.
This annual observance is considered one of many 5 Pillars of Islam.
Before we get into more details about the holy month, here are a few iftar (meal to break the fast) events happening around the borough.
As so many people unite to celebrate Ramadan, Melania and I join in the hope for a blessed month.
Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar, right after the month of Shaban, which is believed to be the time when the doors of hell are firmly sealed and the doors to heaven are wide open.
"Ramadan is also a cherished time of community, often spent reconnecting with family and friends, " Pompeo said.
There are some exemptions from fasting: you can eat and drink if you are suffering from an illness, travelling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ill or menstruating. Official decision by Central Moon Sighting Committee Pakistan, Religious Affairs Ministry Bangaldesh and Central Moon Sighting Committee New Delhi is expected soon after Salate Maghrib Wednesday evening.
The end of Ramadan is celebrated by a three-day holiday called Eid al-Fitr. Ramadan is a Month where Muslims practice increased Self-discipline whiles they fast and.