Muslims' holy month of Ramadan starts Sunday: Dar Al-Ifta

Ahram Online, Friday 27 Jun 2014

Ramadan will fall during summer months for the next several years, during which noon temperatures in Egypt can reach 40 degrees Celsius

Ramadan lanterns (or Fanoos Ramadan) are displayed for sale at a shop ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Cairo July 3, 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's Dar Al-Ifta, the main authority responsible for issuing religious edicts, announced that the Islamic holy month of Ramadan will start on Sunday.

Muslims fast from dawn until dusk for a month during Ramadan, pursuant to Islamic doctrine.

Ramadan comes roughly 10 days earlier every year, with noon-time temperatures expected to reach up to 40 degrees this year.

Daylight saving time, which was recently re-applied in Egypt, will be suspended for the duration of the month. Standard time in Egypt is GMT (UTC) + 2 and GMT + 3 during daylight saving time.


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