Khan Afsar, president of the Lodi Muslim Mosque, said that Muslims in Lodi began fasting at 4:46 a.m. on Thursday for Ramadan. Muslims could begin eating and drinking at 8:08 p.m. that day, though the time each day will change slightly due to the moon’s position, Afsar said.
Parents were busy writing notes to their children’s schools, asking that Muslim students be excused from physical education classes since they won’t be eating all day.
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