Sultan of Sokoto insists fasting continues tomorrow

The Sultan of Sokoto and President General
of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs,
Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has said that
the Ramadan fasting continues tomorrow due to
non sighting of the moon.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic
calendar,and is observed by Muslims worldwide
as a month of fasting to commemorate the first
revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according
to Islamic belief. This annual observance is
regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual
sightings of the crescent moon, according to
numerous biographical accounts compiled in the
While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims
refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids,
smoking, and engaging in sexual relations.
Muslims are also instructed to refrain from sinful
behavior that may negate the reward of fasting,
such as false speech (insulting, backbiting,
cursing, lying, etc.) and fighting.
Food and drinks are served daily, before dawn
and after sunset. Spiritual rewards (thawab) for
fasting are also believed to be multiplied within
the month of Ramadan.
Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically
includes the increased offering of salat (prayers)
and recitation of the Quran.



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