Ramadan 2018 date: Looking for Moon on 29th Shaban tonight

The holy Ramadan 2018 month for Muslims may begin from May 17
The holy Ramadan 2018 month for Muslims may begin from May 17

New Delhi : The holy Ramadan 2018 month for Muslims may begin from May 17 in India. The first day of fasting month is confirmed depending on the moon sighting. Muslims will try to see the moon on 29th Shaban this evening. If moon sighted, Shaban will end and Ramadan will begin from tomorrow, May 17.

For some days, the search for Ramadan date this year has been on the rise on the internet. Generally, the date and timing of Ramzan is almost the same in Pakistan, Bangladesh and South Asia. The beginning of the religious month depends on moon sighting. Muslims in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries of the Indian sub-continent is eagerly waiting to see the crescent moon this evening to determine the start of the fasting month.

Fasting from dawn until sunset in Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and is aimed to help teach Muslims self-discipline, self-restraint and generosity. The month-long fasting ends with Id-ul-Fitr, celebrated in the Muslim community.

Ramadan 2018 Date in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh 

Depending on the moon sighting, fasting for Ramadan in India will either begin from May 17 or May 18. The moon on 29th Shaban this evening will determine the exact date of Ramzan 2018 month. If moon sighted, Shaban will end and Ramadan will begin from tomorrow, May 17. If not sighted, Shaban will complete 30 days and Ramadan will begin from May 18, Friday. 

In Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, there was no sight of the Ramadan crescent moon on Tuesday. Therefore, Muslim nations in the Middle East would not begin the fasting month on Wednesday but may start on Thursday. South Korea, Japan and Singapore also declared Ramadan on Thursday. The Australian Muslim Council of Imams, too, announced that Ramadan will fall on Thursday. The announcement was made by the Grand Mufti of Australia, Abdul Azim Al Afifi on the council’s official Facebook page.