First day of Ramadan in France is Thursday

Larry Hoffman
May 17, 2018

Reminding Muslims the month's special place in Islam, Sheikh Muhammad- Amin called on the faithful to join efforts in rehabilitating displaced citizens, and maintaining their support.

Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in a statement on Wednesday, May 16 wished Muslims a peaceful and blessed Ramadan, NAN reports. A month of blessing, mercy and forgiveness. What better time to sacrifice ones self in the name of an extremist religious cause, than in the most religious month of the year? Hungry soldiers are never going to be as effective as soldiers who have been well-fed and hydrated, and many a battle has been swayed due to one side's inability to feed or provide water to their troops. "Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may learn self-restraint".

More than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will mark the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having martial relations from dawn until sunset.

According to SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks terrorist groups online, ISIS claimed responsibility for 300 attacks during Ramadan last year, including last year's attack on a bus of Coptic Christians in Egypt.

Hajji Nsereko Mutumba, public relations officer at Uganda Muslim Supreme Council appealed to fellow Muslims to repent, pay sadaq, read the Qur'an, help the poor and widows during this Ramadan. It is also a chance to kick addictions like caffeine and cigarettes.

The holy month of Ramzan would begin in the three states from tomorrow.

"It teaches us how to live our lives with respect, dignity, honour, and love for one another".

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

When does Ramadan begin and end?

"Therefore, as this rare occasion is upon us once again, let us not waste the opportunities that lie in the road ahead".

Astronomers in Kuwait and Sharjah have also indicated May 17 will be the likely start date for the month of Ramadan.

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