Muslims in Singapore to mark start of Ramadan on May 17

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Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because tradition says the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) during that month.

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain's moon sighting authorities have announced that Ramadan will begin on Thursday May, 17.

"Ramadhan is also a cherished time of community, often spent reconnecting with family and friends".

The start date is set by both lunar calculations and physical sightings which determine when the last day of one lunar month ends and a new one begins.

The announcement was made by the Grand Mufti of Australia, Abdul Azim Al Afifi on the council's official Facebook page.

Muslims in Turkey will begin fasting on Wednesday.

As the holiest month of the year, it is a crucial period for practising Muslims and underpins some of the religion's core values, such as prayer and giving to charity.

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During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk each day. As mentioned in the holy book, Quran, Muslims, during this month, are supposed to donate alms to the poor and feed the hungry.

According to him, Ramadan is a period when Muslims come together to give charitably to the less fortunate. So they said that Ramadan will start from 17th of May.

The Ramadan fast, in which food and even water is prohibited, falls on especially long summer days this year for Muslims in the Northern Hemisphere.

As so many people unite to celebrate Ramadan, Melania and I join in the hope for a blessed month.

The holy month will see numerous world's 1.6 billion Muslims commit to a strict daytime fast, often taking the opportunity to make promises to improve their lives.

The Eid al-Fitr celebration marks the end of the month when Muslims celebrate a successful month of fasting and worship.

The common greetings during the month are "Ramadan Mubarak" and "Ramadan Kareem", wishing the recipient a "blessed" and generous Ramadan. The prayer consists of a sermon followed by the short congregational prayer.

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