Muslims Begin Fast Today
Muslims across the world have begun 30 days of fasting from today, March 23, 2023.
The fast is observed as part of the five pillars of Muslims in the month of Ramadan on the Islamic calendar.
During this season, all Muslims who deem themselves fit enough are mandated to observe the fast from sunrise and break it at sunset each day.
Muslims have the option to take in a pre-dawn meal before the first mandatory prayer of Muslims.
At the end of the 30-day fast, the Eid al-Fitr, a festival of feasting marking the end of the fast, is observed.
This year, the fast is expected to end on April 22 with the festival taking place on April 23.
The President of Ghana, the vice President and some Ghanaians have begun wishing Muslims well in the fast.
President Akufo-Addo urged Muslims to exhibit Islamic virtues during the fast and beyond.
“I send best wishes to all Muslims in Ghana and around the world in this month of intense devotion and commitment to the principles of love, sacrifice and dedication to devotion. I urge all Muslims to cultivate the virtues of tolerance, devotion and discipline during Ramadan- virtues that must stand them in good stead, even after the fast.”
The vice President and the Second Lady in a joint statement prayed the holy month brings a “multitude of blessings, peace, tranquillity to every family, household and our dear nation Ghana”.
Former Member of Parliament for the Kumbungu constituency, Ras Mubarak, posted on Facebook, “Wishing all of us fasting for the next 30 days a very blessed”.
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini