"Thinking about Muslim students who chose to fast during the upcoming exam period as well as those who don't and may have to put up with a lot of grief for their decision", Twitter user Sarah Ager wrote. If the moon is sighted today, most of the Western Europe will begin fasting from tomorrow.
As the sun sets (Maghrib), the cannons will be fired during the holy month every day at sunset to notify Muslims to break their fast.
According to him, Ramadan is a period when Muslims come together to give charitably to the less fortunate.
· 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.
In the program, Eissa repeatedly questioned the necessity of fasting in Ramadan, saying that "Fasting is considered a sovereign decision, Allah (God) commanded us, yet we are not informed on the wisdom behind fasting". The meal before sunrise is called suhur, while that which breaks the fast after sunset is called iftar.
The month before Ramadan is called Sha'baan.
"May the fruits of fasting, prayers and almsgiving among other good deeds during the blessed holy month of Ramadan enrich our lives and bring about peace and prosperity." said Imam Mustapha Elturk, AHRC Founding & Executive Board Member.
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Ramadan began on the evening of Tuesday, May 15 and central to observing this holy month is Sawm - fasting during daylight hours.
Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar, right after the month of Shaban, which is believed to be the time when the doors of hell are firmly sealed and the doors to heaven are wide open.
At the end of the 29 or 30 days of fasting, Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr which literally means "festival of breaking the fast" in Arabic.
Ramadan is also recognised as one of the Five Pillars of Islam, alongside faith, prayer, charity and making the pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca.
The celebration is also dependent on the new moon, so its starting day varies each year from country to country, Al Jazeera reported.
Fasting is compulsory for grownup Muslims, besides those that are affected by an sickness, travelling, are aged, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ailing or menstruating.
After that, the standard follow is to adjourn for prayer after which the primary meal is served.