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Tentative Dates Of Ramadan Announced
Updated on 18 February 2019

Moon sighting plays a key role in determining the exact date of The Holy Month of Ramadan to begin, and it is impossible to release the confirmed date until closer to the time.

However, an astronomer from the Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences has predicted dates for The Holy Month of Ramadan and the month of Shawaal, which marks Eid Al Fitr, to begin based on lunar calculations.

According to calculations, The Holy Month of Ramadan is likely to begin on Monday, 6 May and, the start of the month of Shawaal is expected to fall on Wednesday, 5 June.

Ramadan is a time when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, abstaining from not only food and water but so much more than that. It is a time for humility so that the hunger of the one fasting reminds them of the blessings they have been given, the effort that one can put into the community, family and especially the less fortunate. It is also a time of cleansing of one’s self and personal inhibitions and vices for development of a better self. Whether it be abstaining from gossip, from cursing, from smoking or whatever else.

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