Holy month of Ramazan begins

Holy month of Ramazan begins New Delhi: Ramazan, the holy month of fasting for Muslims, begins from today with the new moon being sighted on Monday evening.

While the faithful in Kerala began observing the month from Monday, the other parts of the country will start the period of fasting from Tuesday.

The moon sighting committee of Delhi that met on Monday evening had announced that the new moon had been sighted.

Believed to be the month when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad, Muslims fast every day for an entire month, abstaining from food and water from dawn to dusk, besides devoting more time to prayer and more resources to charity.