The holy month of Ramadan has begun in Azerbaijan.
Report informs that this year the Moon's appearance on the horizon, marking the beginning of a new month in the Hijri calendar, that is, the 1st day of Ramadan, fell on April 14 in the country according to the Gregorian calendar.
"Nights of ahya" (nights of the Destiny or "laylat ul-gadr") will fall on May 1, 3, 5, and 9.
The Ramadan holiday will take place on May 13.
According to Islam, fasting in the month of Ramadan is essential for all adults, not sick and not traveling Muslims.
In the month of Ramadan, during the daytime, it is forbidden to eat, drink, smoke, perform conjugal duties, and so on. Only children, sick people, pregnant women, and those fighting at the front and traveling long distances are exempted from this. Fasting begins with a new moon's appearance in the month of Ramadan and lasts 29-30 days. The Holy Quran says: "Eat and drink until you can distinguish the white thread of dawn from the black one, and then fast until night."