Ramadan 2016: All you need to know


It's Ramadan again and below is a link to the Gulf News guide to everything about the holy month.

The first day of Ramadan is expected to fall on Monday June 6 but this will only be confirmed closer to the date by the moonsighting committee based in Saudi Arabia.

What is Ramadan all about?

When is Ramadan? 
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri (Islamic) calendar. This year, according to the Gregorian calendar, Ramadan starts on June 6.

How long does it last?
Ramadan lasts for one complete moon cycle, which is usually 29 or 30 days. The moon sighting determines the duration.

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