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Ramadan starts August 22

August 21, 2009

According to MindaNews, Ramada – an Islamic religious observance that takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month in which the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad – will start this Saturday, August 22.

Ramadan will begin Saturday as the crescent moon was not seen Thursday evening.

The Darul Ifta here announced at 8:12 p.m. in Suara Mindanao, a radio program at DXMY, that the crescent moon was not visible after sunset so fasting will start on Saturday, August 22

The month-long Islamic fasting is observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, according to Ramadan on the net.

Ramadan is a time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers.

To know more about Ramadan, visit this wikipedia page.

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