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Ramzan Diary | Time To Return To Basics: Piety, Devotion & Connecting With Allah In Solitude

This year, since we are in a lockdown, all prayers must be performed at home. Since many people are going hungry, we should refrain from unnecessary spending and use that money for charity instead.

Ramzan Diary | Time To Return To Basics: Piety, Devotion & Connecting With Allah In Solitude
Ramzan Diary | Time To Return To Basics: Piety, Devotion & Connecting With Allah In Solitude
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2020-05-02T13:30:12+05:30
Ask For The Moon

The lunar cycle governs the Islamic calendar. The two most anticipated sightings of the moon are in the months of Ramzan and Shawwal. The new moon of Ramzan marks the beginning of the holy month of fasting and the new moon of Shawwal signals its end and the festivities of Eid al-Fitr. So, like everyone else, on the evening of April 23, we were glued to news channels and the flurry of messages in our family groups to find out if the moon had been sighted in Delhi. By 8 pm, we found out that people in Kerala and the Gulf had seen the thin crescent, but alas, not in Delhi. We would have to wait for another day—the month of Ramzan would begin from April 25 in the national capital. This year, there was not much controversy about the sighting of the moon. Many insist that only a sighting by the naked eye counts and cloud cover or pollution can easily skew observation. That’s why the date of the first day of Ramzan differs from place to...

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