Ramazan to commence Tuesday, announces Ruet-i-Hilal chief


Ramazan to commence Tuesday, announces Ruet-i-Hilal chief
ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR, JUNE 6: The month of Ramazan will commence Tuesday, said central Ruet-i-Hilal Chairman Mufti Muneebur Rehman in a press conference on Monday night.
This year’s Ramazan marks the some of the longest days of fasting in recent years, with over 15-hour-long fasts.
Ramazan begin Monday in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Singapore, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait, Jordan, Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories.
Muslims throughout the world prepare to celebrate the holy fasting month of Ramazan, when they refrain from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk.
Religious activities usually increase during this month and households stock up on essentials for staples and avoid the heat and crowds during fasting hours.
Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramazan with a three-day holiday.