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Jaipur gets ready for Holy Ramadan
In Jaipur, Muslim festival of Holy Ramadan is going to be observed from June 27 to July 26, if the moon is sighted on June 27. Otherwise, the festival will start on the next day. Muslim populated areas in Jaipur are being decorated with lights, lanterns and buntings to prepare for the festivities of the month. The stars and crescents dominate as the decorative festive items for Ramadan.

As Holy Ramadan is the month of fasting for all Muslims around the world and the Sehr and Iftar timings depend on sunrise and sunset, the complete month schedule and calendar has been circulated.

Muslims worldwide observe Ramadan as a month of obligatory fasting, which is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The observance lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon and is marked by fasting from dawn until sunset.

During Ramadan, Muslims are required to refrain from taking food, drinking liquids, smoking, swearing and engaging in sexual relations. This allows more time for the believers to offer salat or prayers, charity and recitation of the Holy Quran.

During Ramadan, Muslims are encouraged to read and recite the entire Quran through special prayers of Tarawih. Besides this, prayers are held in the mosques every night of the month, during which one whole section of total 30 sections of the Quran is recited.

The pre-dawn meal, which is allowed before the fast, is called the suhoor. Also, the meal at sunset that breaks the fast is the iftar. Many well-to-do Muslims are suppose to give food to the poor to break their fast. The five most offensive acts during Ramadan are telling lies; slander; back-biting; false oath or swearing and greed, and these needs to be shunned.

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