It is marked during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, based on the moon and Ramadan will usually begin when the crescent moon is seen, marking the start of a new month. "Thinking about Muslim students who chose to fast during the upcoming exam period as well as those who don't and may have to put up with a lot of grief for their decision", Twitter user Sarah Ager wrote.
"As the holy month begins, I wish all those celebrating a very happy and prosperous Ramadhan Kareem".
Fasting from dawn until sunset in Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and is meant to help teach Muslims self-discipline, self-restraint and generosity. With the moon being sighted, fasting for an entire month, between dawn to dusk, would be obligatory for the believing Muslims from tomorrow.
Meanwhile, prices of some food items like tomatoes, beans and onions have increased in Lagos markets ahead of the annual Ramadan by Muslims.
Fasting is considered one of the five pillars of Islam. Those observing refrain from food or drink from sun-up to sundown, with exceptions for age or health conditions, and break the day's fast with the iftar meal.
The president noted that Ramadan was a period of fasting and spiritual reflection for Muslims, pointing out that many perform acts of charity, read the Quran, and recite prayers during the holy season.More news: Galaxy S10 may come with Samsung's own in-display fingerprint sensor
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Ramazan (Ramadan) is the holy month of Islam. Children, the elderly, those who are sick, women who are menstruating, pregnant or nursing, and travelers are excluded from fasting.
"The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong)".
The end of Ramadan is celebrated by a three-day holiday called Eid al-Fitr.
"I also pray that you will use this time of fasting and praying to intercede for your leaders and beloved nation so that Allah will guide us as we work collectively for a better and prosperous Liberia".
Students and academics at Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom have come up with a guide which aims to help people observing the month of Ramadan to make sure they eat right and look after their systems.
After that, the standard follow is to adjourn for prayer after which the primary meal is served.