In a few hours, over 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will be celebrating the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar. According to Twitter, there were 74.2 million tweets about Ramadan around the world last year. Extraordinary. Just like what it did for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Twitter is introducing special hashflags for the fasting month: #Ramadan and #Eid. Twitterverse can use these hashtags for anything pertaining the holy month.
Twitter has also partnered with @AlArabiya to help you find out, with a Tweet, what time each day you can break the fast. Starting tomorrow, tweet @AlArabiya with #iftar followed by the name of your city with a # immediately in front (e.g. #KualaLumpur), and the @AlArabiya account will send you the time for #iftar. This also works for #Imsak (or beginning the fast). This is brilliant.
Now someone needs to do one for find Ramadan markets!
To all our Muslim readers, friends and family, wishing you a blessed Ramadan and Selamat Berpuasa!