Ramadan 2015: Muslims Urged To Watch Out For The Moon As Fasting Starts On Thursday

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While the holy period of Ramadan looms, Muslims have been urged to gear up for the Ramadan fast, as the moon may be sighted on Wednesday (today).

A group of Islamic clerics from the South-West, Edo and Delta states disclosed in a statement via the group’s Secretary-General, Sheik A. O. Aladesawe, and Publicity Secretary, Sheik Habeebullahi Adam Al-Ilory, on Tuesday In Ibadan the Oyo State capital, after a meeting of the group.

“We urge Muslims to look out for moon on Wednesday (today). If sighted, it means Ramadan will commence on Thursday,” the statement read in part.

The Islamic clerics also congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his inauguration, urging him not to renege on his electioneering promises.

“As a worthy and an exemplary Muslim, we urge our President to live up to his campaign promises as we are ready to support him with prayers. We equally want to appeal to our President to set agenda for a new Nigeria, using all his God-given potentials, experience and doggedness to accomplish the task,” it said.



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