President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has exchanged cables of greetings with the leaders and kings of Arab countries over the advent of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
In his cables، Sisi offered his good wishes to the leaders and their peoples، whishing happy returns for them. He also greeted Egyptian expatriates over the holy month of Ramadan.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received greetings cables from the state senior and key officials، in which they expressed their sincere congratulations wishing all progress and prosperity to Egypt. Egypt's Dar Al Iftaa revealed in a statement on Tuesday that the first day of the holy month of Ramadan will be on Thursday، May 17.
Noteworthy، Ramadan is a holy month of fasting، introspection and prayer for Muslims، the followers of Islam. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam، according to History Cable network.
Each day during Ramadan، Muslims do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset. They are also supposed to avoid impure thoughts and bad behavior.
Muslims break their daily fasts by sharing meals with family and friends، and the end of Ramadan is celebrated with a three-day festival known as Eid al-Fitr، one of Islam’s major holidays.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the 12-month Islamic calendar، a lunar calendar that’s based on the phases of the moon. The lunar calendar falls short of the solar calendar by 11 days.
As a result، Ramadan doesn’t start on the same date each year and instead، over time، passes through all the seasons. Ramadan is celebrated as the month during which Muhammad received the initial revelations of what became the Quran.
During Ramadan، Muslims fast from dawn to dusk each day. They are supposed to avoid eating، drinking، smoking and other activity، as well as unkind or impure thoughts and words، and immoral behavior.