Ramadan will begin tonight, Tuesday May 15 and last through to the evening of Thursday June 14.
Makkah Ali and Ikhlas Saleem, co-hosts of the Identity Politics podcast, use Ramadan as a time to control physical impulses, such a backbiting or anger, and renew their spirituality.
Others who may not fast include pregnant or lactating women whose babies may be harmed, women in their menstrual period or having postpartum bleeding and others in situations that require them to be in their best physical condition (i.e. soldiers on guard duty).
He added that fasting is simply an interpretation of abstract orders from Allah (God) by Muslims, rather than a divine law that must be followed.
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Renowned TV anchor Ibrahim Eissa released a statement concerning Ramadan in a program on the US-based Television channel Alhurra, stirring outrage on Egypt's social media.
ISGOC, 3815 N. Saint Claire in Oklahoma City, will host "Revealing Ramadan - A Look In on the Muslim Month of Fasting", 6-8 p.m. During the day, we work, sleep, continue with prayers, read the Quran, prepare for iftar and basically just try to be better people; because every good deed that Muslims do is said to have a greater reward during the month of Ramadan. Couples must abstain from sexual intercourse during the day, and Muslims should not engage in road rage, cursing, fighting or gossiping. "The council hereby enjoins the Muslims all over the Country to be on the lookout for the announcement of His Eminence, the President-General of NSCIA, on the commencement of the 1439 AH Ramadan fast", Shehu said.
Shaker said the center provides Muslims free meals to break their fast.
Other Gulf nations will also observe Ramadan from Thursday. In Egypt, lantern called "fanoos", which is often placed at the centre of the iftar table, can sometimes be seen hanging in window shops and balconies during Ramadan.
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Increasingly common are Ramadan tents in five-star hotels that offer lavish and pricey meals from sunset to sunrise.
"During our holy month of fasting it is imperative that we reach out to our neighbors and give back to our community in any way possible", Soltani said.
How do Muslims mark the end of Ramadan?
Tradition holds that it was during Ramadan that the Prophet Mohammed started receiving revelations of the Muslim holy book, the Koran.
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The month-long fasting ends on Id-ul-Fitr celebrations. This time of year, observant Muslims here would have to eat before 3:40 a.m. Exceptions are made for people for health or medical reasons.