Palestine Mufti Mohammed Hussien has said Ramadan 2020 will begin from tomorrow, April 24.
The announcement was made right after the Palestinian Higher Fatwa Council’s meeting in al-Aqsa Mosque.
The holy month of fasting observed by Muslims around the world lasts for 29 or 30 days (lunar cycle) and is dependent on the Hijri or Islamic calendar.
The first day of Ramadan is traditionally marked by the sighting of the crescent moon with the naked eye, and is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. April 23 is 30th of Sha’ban which is the last day of the Islamic month right before Ramadan.
During Ramdan, Muslims abstain from food and water from dawn to dusk. Fasting in Ramadan is intended to help teach Muslims self-discipline and self-restraint. There are certain restrictions that Muslims follow during the holy month.