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Ramadan fasting will begin on Thursday, says Saudi

Ramadan fasting will begin on Thursday, says Saudi Ramadan fasting will begin on Thursday, says Saudi
Melinda Barton | 16 May, 2018, 01:51

State news agency WAM said the group "have been sentenced in various cases". "We are lucky and we are blessed to live in a country where the fundamental human right to free exercise of religion is respected and honored", added Hamad.

In the holy month, Muslims fast for a full lunar month.

The first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramazan will most likely be on Thursday, as Al-Arabiya news channel reported.

The UAE has yet to make a formal announcement and the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department urged the public to wait for an official announcement from the UAE's Moon-sighting committee before spreading rumours.

Designated religious authorities in the United Kingdom (UK), Great Britain, Germany, France, Belgium and other parts of Europe are keeping a vigil on the crescent moon, which would mark the beginning of the month of Ramadan ul-kareem (Ramzan) 2018.

Dr Ahmad Al Ahdal, senior preacher at Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai, explained the process of Moon-sighting in an interview with Abu Dhabi TV. Our Constitution ensures Muslims can observe Ramadan in accordance with the dictates of conscience and unimpeded by government.

The Deputy Secretary-General of the NSCIA, Prof Salisu Shehu in a statement yesterday quoted the Sultan as felicitating with Muslims on the occasion of this year's Ramadan fasting and prayed that Allah grant the Ummah the opportunity to maximize the benefits and blessings of the Holy Month.