The annual fasting observed during Ramadan is considered one of the five pillars of Islam.The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has begun across the country, with the Ruyat-e-Hilal (moon sighting) committee announcing the sighting of the moon Monday evening. Worshipers thronged mosques last night to offer special night prayer called Traweeh, which will continue throughout the month.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
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In Kerala, Monday is the second day of holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan began across Gulf countries on Sunday.
Believers observe fast and join mass prayers held at mosques across the state during the period. This annual observance is regarded as one of the five pillars of Islam.