It will be another 30 days of fasting and prayers for faithful Muslims across the world as they await the sighting of the full moon to commence the holy fasting period of Ramadan 2016.
Ramadan is a special month in the ninth month in the Islāmic calendar when practicing Muslims show their respect for the time in which Allah revealed his teachings to the Prophet Mohammad.
The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia, Sultan of Sokoto and President General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islāmic Affairs (NSCIA) Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar has called on all Muslims across the Kingdom to sight the Crescent of the blessed month of Ramadan today, Sunday evening, Shaaban 29, 1437 AH, corresponding to June 05, 2016.
Since the words heard by the Prophet are believed to make up the Islāmic holy text, the Qur’an, the month is of huge importance across the Islāmic world as a chance to show reverence to Allah and escape from the pace of everyday life.
It involves a focus on being one’s best possible self, with the hunger, thirst, frustration, irritation and sexual attraction felt by everyone all put to the test during 30 days of self-restraint followed by celebration.