Millions of Muslims prepare for start of fasting in Ramzan
Saudi Arabia and different Muslim-majority nations, like Egypt and Indonesia, declared Ramzan would start Thursday primarily based on a moon-sighting methodology. Muslims comply with a lunar calendar, and a moon-sighting methodology can result in completely different international locations declaring the beginning of Ramzan a day or two aside.
Some mosques within the US have already declared the beginning of fasting Wednesday whereas others will start Thursday.
The Ramzan quick, during which meals and even water is prohibited, is meant to carry the devoted nearer to God and remind them of these much less lucky. It’s also an opportunity to kick addictions like caffeine and cigarettes.