Ramadan is a 30-day period of fellowship and "social revival and an educational month that focuses our soul toward the creator, and toward creation", Enchassi said.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins Wednesday, and members of Oklahoma's Muslim community are working to increase interfaith understanding during the month-long observance.
As Saudi Arabia announced that Thursday would be the first day of Ramadan, it is expected that many Muslims living in the United States will start fasting on Thursday.
It must be noted, however, that failing to fast during the period constitutes an infraction that could also be a crime in some Muslim countries.
This year the holy month of Ramadan will commence on May 16, Wednesday evening and will end on June 14, Thursday with Eid.
Islamic scholars are firm that if the Ramadan moon is sighted in most parts of the Middle East today, then it would be viewed in Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Indian subcontinent tomorrow.
In the Philippines, officials of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) affirmed the declaration, even as they urged traders to observe "rational" pricing of basic commodities that usually got bloated in past seasons of Islamic fasting. "But that's what this month is about, it's about self-sacrifice and showing that discipline", he says.
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The date of Ramadan changes every year because it is based on the lunar calendar and because there are fewer months in this calendar, Eid al-Fitr takes place at different times each year.
"In the event of not receiving any testimonies about sighting of the Ramadan crescent on Tuesday evening, Ramadanfasting will begin on Thursday", the royal court said in a statement quoting the Supreme Court.
US President Donald Trump today greeted Muslims observing Ramadan and said the holy month is a time of self-reflection meant to deepen one's spiritual growth.
Fasting is compulsory for grownup Muslims, besides those that are affected by an sickness, travelling, are aged, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ailing or menstruating. For many it's also a time to recharge spiritually, draw closer to Allah in prayer, read the Quran and practise giving generously to charity. The prayer consists of a sermon followed by the short congregational prayer. It also organizes nightly prayers during Ramadan.
It is on this night, which falls during the last 10 nights of Ramadan, that Muslims believe that God sent the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad and revealed the first verses of the Quran.
"Being a minority religion is always challenging, and it's rewarding at the same time", Enchassi said.
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Adam Soltani, executive director of CAIR Oklahoma, has seen Ramadan through both the Muslim and Christian perspective. While the U.S. will begin the Ramadan fast on Wednesday, Saudi Arabia and Morocco will have to wait one more day.
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