Saudi Arabia announces official date for Ramadan fast, Sultan of Sokoto confirms

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The country regarded as the birthplace of Islam, Saudi Arabia has announced that the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan will begin today, May 27.

This announcement was made on Thursday, May 25.

Moreso, the sultan of Sokoto and president of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Sultan Saad Abubakar III, confirmed in a press conference late on Friday, May 26 that the moon has been sighted in many states of the Federation.

Reliable sightings of the moon were received from Muslim leaders across the country, and the sightings were verified by the National moon sighting committee. Hence, the fast would commence tomorrow, May 27.

During Ramadan, Muslims have to abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to sunset.

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