Ramadan fasting to begin in Kerala today

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Kozhikode: Ramadan fasting will commence in Kerala on Tuesday after the crescent moon was sighted at Ponnani beach, marking the start of the month. Monday was observed as the 29th day of Shaaban. The beginning of the month of Ramadan was observed from the next day.

Panakkad Sadique Ali Thangal, Kozhikode acting chief Khazi Safeer Zaqafi, main Khazi Nazer Hayy Shihab Thangal Panakkad, Khazi Mohammed Koya Thangal Jamalullaily, Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama president Jiffry Muthukkoya Thangal, and general secretary Prof K Alikkutty Musliar confirmed the marking of the holy month.

Starting Tuesday, Muslims in the state will go on a complete fast from dawn to dusk and go for night prayers (Taraweeh) in mosques as well as in their residences. This will continue until the next crescent moon is observed, marking the start of the month of Shawwal, which will be celebrated as Eid-ul-Fitr.

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