Published: Mon, May 06, 2019
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Ramadan : Saraki urges Muslims to pray for peace, security, economic prosperity

Ramadan : Saraki urges Muslims to pray for peace, security, economic prosperity

Ramadan begins Sunday, as Muslims in Southern California join almost 2 billion around the world in celebrating the beginning of the month-long Islamic holiday.

Monday, May 6, marks the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

He said Taraweh prayers at the National mosque are to be conducted every evening from 8:30pm and that Darassa (Islamic seminars) will be held from 10am throughout the month of Ramadan. The tradition began in the seventh century and commemorates the month when the Prophet Mohammed retreated to a cave north of Mecca for spiritual contemplation.

In a statement issued by the White House, Trump said: "I send my warmest greetings to all Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadan". Muslims believe the Koran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during this month. Eid is the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the lunar based Islamic calendar. It is a three-day festival also called the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast. If the crescent moon is sighted by the officials, then Ramadan or Ramzan will begin on the evening of May 5 but astronomical experts have stated that it is highly unlikely.

Bukola Saraki has called on Muslim faithful to pray for a positive turn around in the fortunes of Nigeria as they join their counterparts across the world to observe this year's Ramadan fasting.

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During the day, Muslims must also abstain from sex, gossip and cursing, and are encouraged to focus on meditative acts like prayer, reading the Quran and charity. The country is home to the world's largest Muslim population.

Fasting or Roza in the holiest month of Islamic lunar calendar is one of the five pillars of Islam.

Madam Halimah also took the time to correct certain misconceptions about the season - for instance, whether Muslims can swallow their saliva while fasting.

Those exempt from fasting include children, the elderly, the sick, women who are pregnant, nursing or menstruating, and people travelling.

The council also announced that the first day Eid al-Fitr is June 4.

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