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Muslims start fasting today, they call for unity

5 months ago, 17 Maý 01:39

By: Ramadhan Rajab @r ...

Muslims begun fasting today marking the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan.

The fast was expected to begin on Wednesday, however the moon was not sighted on Tuesday evening, thus the Islamic calender will be followed.

This means today marks the first day of Ramadhan in the Islamic year 1439.

Ramadhan is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar in which Muslims believe the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad.

Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam commemorated by abstaining from drinking and eating from dawn to dusk for either 29 or 30 days based on the lunar calendar.

Dates of the start of the month keep moving every year in the lunar calendar, which explains the varying starting and ending of fasting dates.

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The dates begin depending on when the moon is seen.

Saudi Ambassador Mohammed Khayat sent his best wishes to Muslims and the country.

“I pray to Allah to forgive all of us and accept our deeds in this holy month. The month of abundant blessings the month of the Quran and repentance the month of tolerance and love that characterizes our true religion,” Khayat said.

Sheikh Swalihu Juma, the Imam of Jamia mosque, said, “We fast because it is a command from Allah, but it’s also time for soulsearching, spiritual reflection and deep devotion to worship.

“Its time to intensify our good deeds as Muslims and purify ourselves beyod just this month but throughout as a muslims.”

Juma called for tolerance among muslims and non-muslims cautioning against mischief, corruption and hate.

“Let our fasting and lives as Muslims be manifested in our deeds and interaction with others,” he said.

Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims chairman Yusuf Nzibo on his part wished all Muslims good tidings for the month.

“Let’s use this time to forgive each other and pray for forgiveness. Also pray for national cohesion and unity and remember the needy amongst us,” Nzibo said.

This year’s fasting end either June 14 or 15.

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Muslims start fasting today, they call for unity

5 months ago, 17 Maý 01:39

By: Ramadhan Rajab @r ...

Muslims begun fasting today marking the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan.

The fast was expected to begin on Wednesday, however the moon was not sighted on Tuesday evening, thus the Islamic calender will be followed.

This means today marks the first day of Ramadhan in the Islamic year 1439.

Ramadhan is the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar in which Muslims believe the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad.

Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam commemorated by abstaining from drinking and eating from dawn to dusk for either 29 or 30 days based on the lunar calendar.

Dates of the start of the month keep moving every year in the lunar calendar, which explains the varying starting and ending of fasting dates.

Read :

The dates begin depending on when the moon is seen.

Saudi Ambassador Mohammed Khayat sent his best wishes to Muslims and the country.

“I pray to Allah to forgive all of us and accept our deeds in this holy month. The month of abundant blessings the month of the Quran and repentance the month of tolerance and love that characterizes our true religion,” Khayat said.

Sheikh Swalihu Juma, the Imam of Jamia mosque, said, “We fast because it is a command from Allah, but it’s also time for soulsearching, spiritual reflection and deep devotion to worship.

“Its time to intensify our good deeds as Muslims and purify ourselves beyod just this month but throughout as a muslims.”

Juma called for tolerance among muslims and non-muslims cautioning against mischief, corruption and hate.

“Let our fasting and lives as Muslims be manifested in our deeds and interaction with others,” he said.

Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims chairman Yusuf Nzibo on his part wished all Muslims good tidings for the month.

“Let’s use this time to forgive each other and pray for forgiveness. Also pray for national cohesion and unity and remember the needy amongst us,” Nzibo said.

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