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Ramzan fasting begins tomorrow

A Muslim scholar reciting Quran sitting on the veranda of a mosque in Malappuram.  

The month-long Ramzan fasting will begin on Thursday as the Ramzan new moon was not sighted in the State on Tuesday evening.

Kazis across the State said the Islamic month of Shahaban would complete 30 days on Wednesday and the month of Ramzan would begin on Thursday. Muslims will observe dawn-to-dusk fasting for a month from Thursday. Special prayers called Tharaveeh will be held at night.

The Kazis who confirmed the beginning of Ramzan include Kanthapuram A.P. Aboobacker Musliar, Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal, Syed Ibrahim Khaleel Bukhari, Syed Nasir Abdul Hayy Shihabuddin, and Syed O.P.M. Muthukoya Thangal.

Mr. Muthukoya Thangal, in his special message, called upon the people to imbibe the spirit of the holy month by engaging in prayers and increasing their good deeds.

Ramzan message

Madin Academy chairman Syed Ibrahim Khaleel Bukhari called upon the people to make use of Ramzan to begin a new life filled in virtue.

Muslims across the State had spent the past week gearing up to herald their holiest month. They cleaned mosques, prayer halls and houses. Madrasas have been closed for a month.

Most temporal activities, including marriages, are generally avoided during Ramzan.

Instead, Muslims engage themselves in activities meant for spiritual cleansing during the month.

Most hotels run by Muslims will remain closed during the day in Ramzan. Many of them opt to undertake annual repairs during Ramzan.


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