MasterwebNews 27/5/17 - Ramadan: Osinbajo urges prayers for Buhari
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 27, 2017,
May 27, 2017, 23:39
Malo Manonggiring, director of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos in Central Visayas (NCMF-7), said thick clouds covered the moon yesterday, and so the holy month of daytime fasting will start the day after as practiced by their religion.
According to Saraki, the Holy month presents another opportunity for Nigerians to show love to the less privileged, especially those now living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the country.
It lasts 29 or 30 days.
Terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna told CNN Philippines on Friday that the Maute group is being guided by the ISIS, one of world's most ruthless terrorist organizations.
Thus, eid will start after the crescent moon sighting which marks the beginning of the 10th month Shawwal.
Ramadan corresponds to the ninth month of the Hijri calendar to which Muslims refer for their religious festivals.
The crescent committee once again hoped that it will be successful in holding the month of Ramadan and celebrations of Eid on the same day.
Announcements about the moon sighting by the UAE and Saudi Supreme Court are usually made after Isha prayer (8.45pm UAE time; 4.45pm GMT) after receiving and confirming evidences of moon sightings from different parts of the countries.
Senate President Bukola Saraki has called on Muslims and all Nigerians to pray for the recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari and nation's prosperity in this Ramadan period.
Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam.
Ramazan is a month generally marked by piety and sacrifice, and during which Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn to dusk.
Washington D.C. [USA], May 27 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined a request to host an event to mark the Islamic holy and fasting month of Ramadan, according to reports.
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