Most Arab states to start Ramazan Friday

Ramzan will start on Friday in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the UAE and Yemen.


Afp July 20, 2012

DUBAI: Ramazan will begin on Friday in most Arab countries, religious authorities announced, but in Oman and Syria as well as for Iraq's Sunni Muslims and in non-Arab Iran it will start on Saturday.

Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen, as well as Lebanon's Sunni Muslims, were among those to announce a Friday start.

During Ramazan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious and charitable.

The month begins with the sighting of the new moon, which varies from country to country.

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sr | 8 years ago | Reply

Now Arabs and non arabs , Sunni and shia have different observance while living in the same areas. Is it the beginning of the end or has it happened already. Shameful.

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