20 July 2012

Somalia: The Holy Month of Ramadan Starts Today

Mogadishu — Somalis began on Friday fasting the first-day of holy month of Ramadan , which is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

On sighting of the crescent of the month of Ramadan for the year 1433 AH, in several parts in Somalia, marked that Friday, July 20, is the first day of the Holy Month of Ramadan and people fast during the daylight hours from dawn to sunset.

Somali People are extending their Ramadan greetings to each other and Muslim Nations on the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the ninth month of Islamic calendar.

Some local administration of Somalia, mainly Galmudug state, central Somalia, has issued a statement, ordering locals not to begin fasting today the holy month of Ramadan, because the officials say the moon was not observed or seen last night in the region.

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