Ramadan 2018: Why Muslims celebrate the revelation of the Koran

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Although Ramadan is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar.

Ramadan 2018 will begin in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, it has been announced.

For the world's 1.8 billion Muslims, including Britain's 3.1 million-strong Muslim community, the annual event represents a time to fast and devote a particular focus to prayer, purification and charitable acts.

The UAE government has reduced working hours for the public and private sector for the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is a holy month that commemorates when the Quran was first revealed to the prophet Muhammad. This Ramadan comes amidst true humanitarian tragedies that those several Muslim countries with wars, divide and conflict violating the spirit of the message of peace, gatherers, unity, love and coexistence.

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Thousands of school pupils will be sitting examinations during Ramadan this year.

Malaysian Muslims will begin Ramadan fasting on Thursday, the Keeper of the Rulers seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad announced today.

"Faith is a great gift and the free exercise of religion is a fundamental human right", said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director.

"In the Untied States, we are all blessed to live under a Constitution that fosters religious liberty and respects religious practice".

Working hours shortened for the public and private sector for the holy month.

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