When is Ramadan starting?
By staff - Wed Jun 08, 1:24 pm
However, most of the Muslim countries decide the lunar month upon sighting the crescent and not on calculations based on astronomy, the paper reported.
“Shaaban, the month that precedes Ramadan, will last 30 days and will end on Sunday July 31. So, Ramadan will start on Monday, August 1. It will last 29 days and will end also on Monday, August 29. We will have Eid on Tuesday August 30,” a Kuwaiti newspaper quoted Adel Al Marzouq as saying, Gulf News reported.
During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink and sensual pleasures from sunrise to sunset and focus on their relationship with God, the report said.