Trump, world leaders send wishes for Ramazan

Published: May 16, 2018
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PHOTO: REUTERS Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau as seen in his video message. PHOTO: SCREEN GRAB

President of the United States Donald Trump, on Tuesday, sent his best wishes to Muslims around the world for the month of Ramazan.

“Ramazan is a time of self-reflection intended to deepen one’s spiritual growth and renew a sense of appreciation for the many blessings God provides,” a statement released through the White House website stated.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also wished Muslims a blessed Ramazan. “Ramazan reminds all of us that we can [ … ] put the needs of others before our own,” the Canadian prime minister said in a video message posted to his Facebook page.

Ramazan in Gulf, Far East countries from tomorrow

Other leaders and celebrities also chimed in with best wishes for the month of Ramazan.

It is expected that the month of Ramazan will begin from Thursday this year. This was stated by Secretary General Ruet-e-Hilal Research Council (RHRC) Khalid Ejaz Mufti on Monday.

He said that new moon could be sighted only if its age is more than 19 hours at sunset and the difference between sunset and moonset should also be more than 40 minutes.

First Ramazan likely on Thursday

He said that the age of new moon on evening of Wednesday will be more than 26 hours in all cities of Pakistan. The difference between sunset and moonset will also be 58-60 minutes in various important cities of the country.

The RHRC members are confident that the new moon would be visible in all cities of Pakistan on Wednesday, May 16 if there are no clouds, he said.  

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