There a couple of things to look forward to each Ramadan season. On the top of the list for people is the Ramadan 2023 moon sighting that a lot of Muslims have been patiently waiting for.
The Ramadan 2023 moon sighting has been an event that most Muslims have been expectant of and patiently await.
The moon sighting committees in various Muslim-majority nations such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, as well as Australia, UK, and the Philippines, were unable to sight the Ramadan crescent moon or Ramzan Chand on the night of March 21.
As a result, fasting in these countries will begin from Wednesday, March 22, 2023.
Fasting during Ramadan, also known as Ramzan/Ramazan/Ramzaan, is one of the fundamental pillars of Islam.
It requires abstaining from food, drink, smoking, negative thoughts and actions, and marital relations from dawn until sunset.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, lasting for 720 hours, which is four weeks and two days.
During this period, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, pray for peace and guidance, engage in charity or zakaat, and participate in humanitarian activities such as feeding the underprivileged to enlighten their souls.
The crescent moon of Ramadan 2023 is expected to be sighted in some parts of the world on the night of March 22nd.
Saudi Arabia, UAE, UK, and Australia are preparing to mark the first fast of Ramadan 2023 on March 22.
Meanwhile, Ramadan may begin in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other South Asian countries a day later, on the evening of March 23 or 24.