The holy month for the Muslims, Ramadan will begin on Thursday, May 17, Saudi Arabia announced today.

The announcement was made after the Saudi moon-sighting committee met on Tuesday evening and were not able to sight the Ramadan crescent, Al Arabiya reported.

Earlier today, the Australian National Imams Council has declared that the holy month of Ramadan will begin on Thursday, May 17.

In a post on their verified Facebook page, the council said Taraweeh prayers will be held on Wednesday, May 16.

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During Ramadan, Muslims have to abstain from eating, drinking, smoking sexual activities from dawn to sunset.