It's confirmed: Ramadan will begin on May 17 in the UAE

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He said Ramadan is a special month since Allah made al-Qadr (the night of power) in this month.

Earlier, Saudi Arabia announced that the Saudi moon-sighting committee met on Tuesday evening and were not able to sight the Ramadan crescent. In case the new moon is not sighted, then Ramadan in India will begin from May 18, Friday.

This year, Ramadan will begin on Wednesday, the evening of May 16, and will go on till Thursday, the evening of June 14.

Some mosques in North America already declared the start of fasting Wednesday while others will begin Thursday.

Nearly the majority of U.S. Muslims observe the month of Ramadan, reveals American fact tank Pew Research in an article published Tuesday.

The Arab states did not sight the moon after which the Arab media had said that the Holy month would commence from 17th of May.

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Muslims across the globe will obsereve the 1439th Ramadan beginning from tomorrow. "You won't be able to find it anywhere in Islam that allows a Muslim to kill another Muslim, therefore, these attacks are prohibited and especially in the holy month of Ramadan it is completely forbidden".

In the Philippines, officials of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao affirmed the declaration and urged traders to observe "rational" pricing of basic commodities that usually get bloated in past seasons of Islamic fasting.

For the facility of the people fasting during the holy month, the UAE government has reduced working hours for the public and private sectors.

Ahmad Sentamu, the head communications Hear Uganda said, they are going to donate about 1,500 packages of food worth about Shs 100m to the poor in different parts of the country since donation is the best worship during Ramadan. Among Muslims who say religion is "somewhat important", two-thirds (65%) say they fast.

A Muslim man photograph people outside East London Mosque, Whitechapel Road, as they celebrate the end of Ramadan, also known as Eid al-Fitr.

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