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Ramzan 2018 Saudi Arabia Shahi Imam announces start of Ramadan from Thursday

"In the event of not receiving any testimonies about sighting of the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday evening, Ramadan fasting will begin on Thursday", the royal court said in a statement quoting the Supreme Court.

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.

Fasting during the month of Ramadan is mandated among physically and mentally sane Muslims in fulfillment of one of the five pillars of Islam.

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

This means that the Holy month is to start off from May 17 in many Muslim countries of the world.

Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammed was given a series of revelations in the ninth month of the year from God, marking the beginning of the Koran. The the meal before dawn is known as Suhoor and the meal after the dusk when the fast is broken is known as Iftar.

If the eclipse happens after the sun sets, it's not possible to see the crescent, but if it happens and ends before the sun sets, sighting the crescent will depend on its location in relevance to the moon-sighter.

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In the holy month, Muslims fast for a full lunar month. So they said that Ramadan will start from 17th of May.

Many pilgrims from around the world travel to the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah for Umrah during Ramadan.

If it happens, it will one of the rarest occasions, when Muslims in India, Pakistan and Bangaldeh will start Ramadan along with Muslims I Arab and Western countries.

How to wish someone Ramadan.

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On the day, Muslims attend a special prayer in the morning at outdoor locations or mosques.

Here's everything you need to know about Ramadan, when does Ramadan end and what is Eid al-Fitr?

All Muslims who have reached puberty and are in good health are required to fast. A person may see other men coming as brothers, irrespective of color, status or anything else, shoulder to shoulder for namaz (congregational prayer).

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