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Sultan confirms sighting of moon, says Ramadan fast starts Thursday

Sultan confirms sighting of moon, says Ramadan fast starts Thursday

Fasting in the month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, is a compulsory religious obligation on all adult Muslims. Percussion round fired in sunset marks the end of daily fasting, every day during the Islamic holly month of Ramadan.

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged Muslim ummah to use the opportunity offers by Ramadan to increase their love for humanity, acts of charity, kindness, generosity and gratitude.

He said the Holy Prophet Muhammad used to spend very generously on the poor and the needy during this period, and urged Muslims in the country and all over the world to copy the good example.

While fasting, Muslims must also abstain from sex, gossip and cursing.

Muslims worldwide will start the fasting month of Ramadan on Thursday, May 17.

The governor called on Muslims not to see the month as one of a mere mandatory prayer, fasting and Iftar meals, but it is for them to use the period to engage in total abstinence, probing soul-searching, honest repentance and infinite atonement.

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A Palestinian man points towards the moon in its Crescent form in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, a day before the start of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

In the same vein, Fayemi congratulated Muslims in Ekiti State and Nigeria in general as they commence another season of Ramadan.

The Ramadan fast, in which food and even a sip of water is prohibited, is meant to bring the faithful closer to God and remind them of those less fortunate. It involves self-reflection, goal-setting, and fasting.

Barde in a statement by his media office, urged the Muslim faithful to also pray for the security and unity of the country.

Ramadan falls on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and holds a great significance for the Muslim community across the globe.


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