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Ukrainian president felicitate Muslims on advent of Ramazan

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KYIV, Ukraine: The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has congratulated Muslims on the beginning of Ramazan, the holy Islamic month in which faithful across the globe fast from dawn until dusk.

“Ukrainians differ in their religious beliefs, but are united in their desire to become better. Ukraine is a home and homeland for the Muslim community, including Crimean Tatars. At the beginning of Ramadan, I wish faith strengthening and prosperity in our common land,” President Zelensky wrote this on his Twitter account.

Ramazan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection, and community.

The annual observance of Ramazan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts for 29 to 30 days.

Muslims in Middle Eastern Countries including Saudi Arabia observed the first of Ramazan on April 13 while faithful in Pakistan and India are likely to begin marking Ramazan on April 14.

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