Muslims will start their fast for Ramadan 2023 today.
This follows the Supreme Imam’s proclamation that Ramadan will begin today, Thursday, March 23, 2023.
Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu, spokesman for the Chief Imam, made the declaration on Wednesday night.
According to the information we have got and the source we are using, Bawku has reported seeing the moon. Based on correspondence between the Bawku Chief Imam and the Chief Imam’s office, this information has been thoroughly confirmed.
“There is no basis for skepticism. On account of this and per the Chief Imam’s directive as the top Muslim official in this nation, Muslims would start fasting on March 23 of 2023, he said.
The holiest month in the Islamic calendar is Ramadan. The first sign of it is the moon.
From sunrise till dusk, people who observe Ramadan fast from eating, drinking, smoking, and having sexual relations.
For Muslims, the month of Ramadan is a time for introspection and personal growth in terms of how they behave toward others, themselves, and Allah.
Also, it is a means to support the millions of underprivileged people who cannot afford a daily meal.
After suhoor, Muslims start their fast before the call to the Fajr prayer and continue it until the sun sets after the call to the Maghrib evening prayer.
Although they are exempt from fasting, children, the elderly, those who are traveling, pregnant women, and those who have a chronic disease must make up the missed fasting later or make up for it by feeding the needy in proportion to the fast they missed.
Eid al-Fitr, commonly referred to as the festival of breaking the fast, is commemorated to commemorate the end of Ramadan following the 29 to 30-day fast.