Ramadan is expected to begin on Saturday, April 2 in Minnesota according to AINA Fatwa Committee, a Minnesota based group of nine Imams. It is set to end on May 1 and followed with the celebratory Eid al-Fitr on either May 2 or May 3, 2022.
The Islamic calendar is based on lunar cycles, causing a change in when Ramadan starts and ends each year.
Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. Every year millions of Muslims around the world celebrate the month by fasting from sunrise to sunset every day to fulfill one of the five pillars of Islam.
The nightly Iftar dinner is the evening meal that ends the daylong fast during Ramadan.
Mshale Contributor Mohamud Farah Dulyadeyn is the host of Wacyi Show for Somali Cable TV. He is an alum of Metropolitan State University, where he majored in journalism.