Muslims in Leeds to begin Ramadan fast

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"Our Constitution ensures Muslims can observe Ramadan in accordance with the dictates of conscience and unimpeded by government", Trump said in a statement. "We wish our Muslim friends and supporters a blessed month", concluded Hamad.

Ramadan is the ninth of the Islamic calendar and is dependent on a moon-sighting methodology, which requires a physical new moon sighting.

Muslims around the world are set to mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn until sunset.

Some 1.8 billion Muslims will fast from dawn till dusk, starting from the evening of May 15 and ending in the evening of June 14.

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It's thought to have occurred on an odd-numbered night time over the past 10 days of Ramadan - the 21, 23, 25, 27 or 29th.

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 meal before sunrise is called suhur, while that which breaks the fast after sunset is called iftar.

This saying is the standard greeting in Islam religion when celebrating Ramadan, which is a global holiday that celebrates a month-long fasting journey for Muslims in honor of Allah, God in Islam tradition.

Adults, expect pregnant women, women in their menstrual cycle, people suffering from illness, the old and those travelling, observe fast.

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Though the Quran harps on the need to fast during the holy month of Ramadan, it also has room for some exceptions.

Muslims during Ramadan generally greet each other saying, "Ramadan mubarak!" and Sunni Muslims go to the mosque at night to offer prayers - the practice is known as "taraweeh".

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. Official decision by Central Moon Sighting Committee Pakistan, Religious Affairs Ministry Bangaldesh and Central Moon Sighting Committee New Delhi is expected soon after Salate Maghrib Wednesday evening. In Scotland, they claim, the moon would be visible only on May 17. The prayer consists of a sermon followed by the short congregational prayer.

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