The Ulema Council of the Islamic Center of Tajikistan reported that according to preliminary data, the month of Ramadan this year will last 29 days. It usually lasts 30 days.
“And, most likely, the Ramadan holiday will be celebrated on Friday, April 21,” – reports the newspaper “Religion and Society” – the official publication of the Committee of Religion.
According to the report, “at the beginning of next week a regular meeting of the Ulema Council will be held and the exact day of the celebration will be announced.”
This year, the month of Ramadan in Tajikistan began on March 23. In accordance with the decision of the Ulema Council, this year the amount of “zakot” (mandatory annual tax in favor of the poor) is set at 800 somoni and it should be given by those Muslims who have excess funds of at least 32 thousand somoni.
Also, the Ulema Council set the amount of fitr (alms during the holy fast) in the current year in the amount of 7 somoni. A person who is unable to fast this month must donate 420 somoni (14 somoni for each day of the month of Ramadan).
About what are the obligatory and voluntary alms in the month of Ramadan, read in our material
Ramadan is the month of holy fasting for Muslims. All this time, Muslims during the day refuse to eat, drink water and other drinks, use tobacco and intimacy. Abstinence begins five minutes before the morning prayer and ends after sunset (with the beginning of the evening prayer).
The month of Ramadan ends with the holiday of Idi Ramazon, which is the first important holiday for Muslims. It starts on the last day of the month of Ramadan.
Source : ASIA-Plus