Ramadan: Fayemi, Adegoke rejoice with Muslims

Ramadan: Fayemi, Adegoke rejoice with Muslims

Ramadan: Fayemi, Adegoke rejoice with Muslims

"Consequently, tomorrow becomes the first day of Ramadan and I urge Muslims in the country to commence fasting according to the teaching of Islam", Abubakar said.

Malaysia's federal Mufti Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri (2nd R) uses a Theodolite to perform "rukyah", the sighting of the new moon for the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, on the observation deck of the KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur.

Sri Lanka Muslims begins Ramadan Fast on Friday-18 May, while majority of the Muslims world over begins their fast on Thursday - 17th May.

The monarch therefore, urged Muslims to rededicate themselves to the worship of God and pray for peace and progress of the country.

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.

In separate messages to his counterparts in all Islamic countries, Ali Larijani, the Speaker of Iranian Parliament, offered greetings on the onset of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Just as the sun begins to set, Muslims traditionally break their fast as the Prophet Muhammad did some 1,400 years ago, by eating sweet dates and drinking water, followed by a sunset prayer.

Fayemi added, "We all must be grateful to Allah for being alive to witness another Ramadan season".

Ramadan falls on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and holds a great significance for the Muslim community across the globe. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty.

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