Saudi moon-sighter Abdullah al-Khudairy, the director of the observatory of Majmaah University in Hautat Sudair, said the crescent can not be sighted if it sets before the sun, or of it sets after the sun within a certain timeframe in a certain place and if it happens that there's an eclipse.
The Central Moon Sighting Committees in India Pakistan and Bangladesh have issued appeals to Muslims in their respective countries to sight the crescent, Ramadan Moon or Ramzan Chand, Wednesday May 16, 2018 corresponding to 29th Shaban 1439. In essence, it is a period of spiritual growth attained through prayer and self-control.
Reduced to 3% of the territory it occupied at its peak in 2014, ISIS recently released its first statement in over 10 months that called on its supporters to redirect attacks against Arab states supposedly complicit with the "Crusader" states of the West. Many observe this holy time by fasting, performing acts of charity, reciting prayers, and reading the Quran. "Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful". The Iftar is the meal served at the end of the day during Ramadan, to break the day's fast. Join in the festivities to celebrate the holy month with local people.
· Water, water and more water during night time hours - experts advise to drink as much water as possible during Iftaar and Suhur times, especially if hot weather is expected during the day. There are exceptions to fasting for children, the elderly, the sick, women who are pregnant, nursing or menstruating, and people traveling.
Zakat is prescribed as a means of purification for the person who fasts, redressing wrong deeds and undesirable words uttered during fasting.
Google has also announced the roll out of their interactive calligraphy application called Qalam to help create 3D Ramadan messages and an augmented reality tool, the Qibla Finder, which helps Muslims locate where Mecca is before prayer.
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In Nigeria for instance, the leader of the Muslims the Sultan of Sokoto Sheikh Sa'ad Abubakar has tasked the faithful to look out for the new moon.
While these are common practices, there are other less-familiar pointers to observe.
The faithful in Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and others prayed the holy month's first taraweeh, a special nightly prayer and one of the hallmarks of Ramadan, on Wednesday.
The Mercedes driver raced unchallenged to the victory at the Barcelona circuit on Sunday afternoon. "Let's keep this up". While Vettel was a quarter of a second behind Hamilton, Raikkonen was a further three-tenths back of the pacesetter.
On Saturday, Simpson added to his lead by posting a 68, leaving him with a seven-shot edge over Lee heading into the final round. For the second consecutive day, Woods allowed what could have been a spectacular round to fall short of what it might have been.
The death toll makes Monday the bloodiest day in Gaza since the conflict of 2014, he said . "No, you are not right", Erdogan said. In Umm al-Fahm, hundreds of Palestinian citizens of Israel marched alongside Arab members of Knesset.
Sadr has a zealous following among the young, poor and dispossessed but had been sidelined by influential Iranian-backed figures. Official results are expected to be announced by the end of Monday, 48 hours after polling stations around the country closed.
The National Transport Safety Board is already investigating two fatal incidents involving Tesla vehicles. The driver of the fire truck was evaluated for whiplash but was not checked into the hospital.
Knox was a two-way tackle at Juniata College in Pennsylvania, serving as a captain on the school's undefeated 1953 team. The Seattle Seahawks , whom he took to their playoff successes in franchise history, confirmed the death Sunday.
The numbers were disclosed in a report Tuesday that breakdown how much material Facebook removes for violating service terms. On Tuesday, May 15, Guy Rosen, Facebook's Vice President of Product Management, posted a blog post on the company's newsroom.
The firm has revealed a giant 50.5inch touchscreen called the Surface Hub 2, which it says is created to replace a whiteboard. Companies can line up four Surface Hub 2s together to get an incredibly attractive experience across all the Surface Hub 2s.
Once you hit the limit, YouTube will kindly remind you that you need to take a break and focus on your daily tasks. Having said that, YouTube is also rolling out the "Scheduled Digest" and "Disable sounds & vibrations" features.
CBI chargesheet names ex-PNB chief Usha, calls Nirav 'wanted'
PNB's earnings will be pressurised as it will have to make enough provisions to deal with the scam-related payouts to other banks. The CBI has also booked former IDBI CMD Kishor Kharat, at present MD and CEO of Indian Bank, in the loan fraud case.
Pilot and child (7) confirmed dead in Offaly plane crash
It is noted that the flight took place on the territory of the parachute club, the causes of the crash are being investigated. The bodies of the victims were removed from crash site - a bog near Clonbullogue - following a six-hour operation last night.
OnePlus 6 found listed on Amazon Germany ahead of May 16 launch
In the prior rumours, the new design was quite evident, but the new insights showcased a better picture of the flagship device. OnePlus 6 is rumored to feature a 19:9 display with an iPhone X-like notch on the top as visible from these case renders also.