Sultan confirms sighting of moon, says Ramadan fast starts Thursday

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Sultan confirms sighting of moon, says Ramadan fast starts Thursday

The first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan falls on Thursday corresponding to May 17, 2018.

The Sultan said that reports of the moon sighting were received from Muslim leaders and organizations across the country.

The holy month is concluded with celebrations of Eid-A-Fitr in the first day of the next month where people celebrate the festival lavishly by wearing new clothes and offer Namaz.

The President, therefor, 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.

While describing Ramadan as a period for spiritual rejuvenation and enrichment, Dogara enjoined Nigerians to devote themselves in the worship of the Almighty and imbibe the lessons of love and peaceful co-existence with one another.

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

The President prayed Allah to grant all Muslims the strength to successfully complete the fasting period.

In a message signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Adedayo Adeneye, the governor urged the Muslims to submit their spirit, soul and body, in total submission to Allah.

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

The governor wished them a peaceful and fruitful Ramadan.

"I would like to extend my most honest congratulations on the advent of Ramadan, the month of arrival of Quran and the month of prayers for God", reads the opening of his letter sent in separate messages to the speakers of the parliaments of Islamic countries. "By doing this, Allah, in his faithfulness, will accept our sacrifices and answer our prayers", he added.

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