Holy month of Ramadan starts today in Singapore, Middle East countries

Ramazan 2018: Holy month of fasting starts in Gulf and far East countries from May 17

"In the spirit of Ramadan, I want to enjoin Muslims in Nigeria to maximize the spiritual and physical benefits associated with the holy month as well as assimilate the Ramadan's ethical principles of sharing, caring, love, tolerance and piety", he said.

The moon was said to have been sighted in states including Sokoto, Zamfara, Gombe, Bauchi, Rivers, Jigawa, and Niger.

Ramadan ends with the feast of Eid al-Fitr, the feast which marks the breaking of the Muslim fast.

During this month, Muslims across the globe observe fast known as sawm from dawn to dusk to commemorate the first revelation of the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad.

Yesterday, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, declared Thursday, May 17, 2018 as the 1st of Ramadan 1439 AH.

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This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

"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.

In a video message on Twitter Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has wished to the Muslims in Canada and around the world a blessed and peaceful Ramadan. It involves self-reflection, goal-setting, and fasting. It is important to use the opportunity of the fasting to pray and seek the face of Allah for peace and progress of our dear country.

"In accordance with Islamic law, Muslim Ummah are to commence fasting on Thursday accordingly".

Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset and join mass prayers at mosques.

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