The fasting for Ramadan in Afghanistan will begin from tomorrow, Monday, May 6. Ramazan or Ramzan or Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.

The Ramadan moon sighting committee in the UAE and various other countries including India are waiting for the crescent moon to emerge so that the Holy Ramadan or Ramzan (as known in Indian subcontinent) commences. Muslims all over the world observe a month of fasting and abstinence to honour the word of the Holy Quran and try to emulate the path shown by Prophet Mohammed.

Hilal committees in Afghanistan, China, Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and other countries wait for crescent moon to declare Ramadan 2019. Muslims will begin fast from Monday, May 6, if the moon is spotted today, on Sunday.

Ramadan 2019 is inching closer with every minute. The Hilal Committees in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan along with other countries are looking in the skies to spot the crescent moon. The sight of the crescent moon marks the beginning of the Holy Ramadan.

The Hilal Committees in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan along with other countries are looking in the skies to spot the crescent moon. The sight of the crescent moon marks the beginning of the Holy Ramadan.

Kabul, May 5: Muslims across the world are praying to spot and will attempt to sight the crescent moon today, May 5. If the moon is spotted, the holy month of Ramadan will commence and the first roza or fast would be observed from tomorrow. Muslims in Afghanistan, China, Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan will be on the lookout for the crescent moon from Sunday evening. Stay tuned above for the live news and updates on Ramadan moon sighting 2019 in these countries. Ramadan Moon Not Sighted in Saudi Arabia, Gulf on May 4.

The Hilal committees in Afghanistan, China, Xinjiang, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and other parts of Central Asia will also attempt to sight the crescent. If the crescent is not spotted, the Ramadan fasts will begin from Tuesday.

Apart from Southeast Asia, attempts to sight the moon will also be undertaken in the Indian subcontinent region. In India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Ramadan is also referred to as Ramzan. It is widely believed that the crescent moon in India and its neighbouring countries will be spotted on Monday and hence the fasts will commence from Tuesday.