Ramadan is a holy month in the Islamic calendar in which Muslims around the world fast during daylight hours.
This year Ramadan began on Wednesday, June 16 and will end once the new Shawwal moon has been sighted.
During Ramadan, Muslims must abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual activity from dawn to sunset.
According to Islamic belied the holy month commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Mohammed.
There are two meals a day throughout Ramadan, with a pre-fast meal known as Suhoor and a post-fast larger meal called Iftar.
According to Islam, Muslims must satisfy the five pillars of Islam in order to live a good and responsible life.
Ramadan is one of the five pillars and is known as Sawm.
However, if you are a child, pregnant, ill or menstruating you are allowed to eat and drink during daylight hours.
What time is it in Saudi Arabia?
The moon sighting in Saudi Arabia signifies the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, which is a major public holiday.
The Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia have asked for Muslims in the country to keep an eye out for the moon, and to report any sightings to local authorities.
Saudi Arabia are two hours ahead of the UK, at the time of writing it was 9.20pm with the sun having set at 6.43pm.
Sunset signifies being able to break the fast, with the Iftar meal taking place after dusk.
Iftar and Suhoor dates vary throughout Ramadan, as Muslims must abide by the times of sunrise and sunset which change daily.
Why do people debate the date of Eid al-Fitr?
The Islamic year runs on a lunar calendar, making each month depending on the cycle of the moon as to when it begins and ends.
Islamic years span on average between 354 and 355 days depending on the lunar calendar.
Eid al-Fitr is set to begin upon the first sighting of the Shawwal new moon, which signifies the beginning of the month of Shawwal.
Shawwal is the tenth month in the Islamic calendar, and according to the International Astronomy Centre, The crescent of the Shawwal moon has been sighted in Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain.
In an official statement, the IAC announced that the moon “has still been spotted by the monitoring group from the top of Jabal Hafeet in Al Ain City.”
The moon-sighting committee of the UAE has convened tonight to deliberate on and announce when Eid al-Fitr will fall this year.
Muslims around the world have been asked to submit their photos should they spot the new moon.
The committee has met at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department and has confirmed Eid al-Fitr will begin tomorrow, Thursday, June 15.