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Ramadan in Azerbaijan will begin on May 17

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Today, the meeting of the Council of Gazis of the Caucasus Muslims Board took place, at which a fatwa was issued in connection with the beginning of the month of Ramadan, APA reports.

According to the calculations of the Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory of Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences, in 2018 the first day of the month of Ramadan in Azerbaijan falls on 17 May according to the Gregorian calendar.

Caucasus Muslims Board and Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory compiled a special calendar for the month of Ramadan, as well as a memo to help Muslims, who keep fast.

The fatwa also notes that, depending on the degree of visibility of the moon on the first day of the month of Shawwal, the Ramadan holiday - Eid al-Fitr - falls on June 15.

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