This holy month ends with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which is likely to fall on June 7, which marks the end of fasting. Public offices and companies reduce working hours. This is the reason why Muslims follow Saudi Arabia's announcement. After years of war, in Syria the markets are again crowded. Because of the nature of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan can take place during different seasons depending on the year.
There has been bloom in the markets of India on the 1st day of Ramadan. The Holy Prophet, the founder of Islam has said that if you fast during the month for all thirty days and you do not get into quarrels, the objective is not just to fast but it is to abstain from evil. The sehri timing will end at 4.20 am and the first Iftar will be at 6.43 pm.
In the Hegirian calendar, which is lunar, each month begins after the new moon, when the first thin crescent is visible in the sky.
Islamic fasting that happens during the month of Ramadan is part of the five pillars of Islam as prescribed by Allah.
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Children, pregnant women as well as the elderly and sick are exempt from fasting.
During the month of Ramadan, people usually complain of headache and dizziness while they fast, due to low level of blood sugar. A faster can thus devote more time to meditation and prayer. Rulers of nearly all Muslim countries act as puppets, just to safeguard their power.
A Pakistani vendor sells dates at a market in Karachi on May 5, 2019, in preparation for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. At the same time, the sacred month in recent years has highlighted elements that have little to do with faith, but rather with commerce and business, with advertising pushes to purchases and spend evenings in luxurious hotels.
Muslims do not only abstain from eating and drinking, but most importantly, they are cautioned to stay away from fleeting pleasures of flesh- gossiping, slandering, backstabbing, backbiting, sexual intercourse and many other sinful acts.
Egyptians follow the tradition of the "fanoos", a Ramadan lantern that is often the centerpiece at an iftar table or seen hanging in shop windows and from balconies.