Ramadan Kareem: Malawi Muslims start holy month of fasting

Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, has started across the country, Muslim Association of Malawi has confirmed.

Muslims at prayer

Muslims at prayer

The association said the fasting starts after a clear sighting of moon has been witnessed.

Muslim will use this holy month not to eat or drink water during daylight but will have  fast-breaking meal  after sunset.

Muslim Association said: “Ramadan is also a time for Muslims to practice self-discipline, sacrifice, and empathy for those less fortunate. It encourages generosity and charity.”

President Peter Mutharika, who has one Muslim minister Atupele Muluzi in his cabinet, has wished Muslims”  a Ramadan Mubarak” in observing the holy month of Ramadan.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a time when Muslims will fast during the hours of daylight. It lasts for 29 or 30 days.

Muslims believe the Koran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during this month.

As one of the five pillars of Islam, fasting is obligatory for all healthy Muslims – a test of patience and endurance whilst refraining from eating and drinking, and sexual activity.

It is common to have one meal, known as the Suhoor, just before dawn and another, known as the Iftar, directly after sunset.

The end of Ramadan is marked by “Eid-ul-Fitr”, the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast.

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Chiswabumbu
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Chiswabumbu
3 months 18 days ago

Bai becareful. I will behead you, put your severed head on a spike and feed it to dogs. I know you

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
3 months 18 days ago

In Malawi,95 per cent are Christians and have nothing to do with your Ramadan Kareem.We don’t advertise our Christmas Day every Christian remembers that it is 25th December of every year.We wish you peaceful Ramadan Kareem in a peaceful Malawi.

bai
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bai
3 months 19 days ago

when i see a muslim woman i see a mobile sex toy.Why encouragement of initiation ceremonies amongst girls,polygamy mitala.

Elias
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Elias
3 months 19 days ago

Ramadan Karim to all Muslims all over the World

Elias
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Elias
3 months 19 days ago

Ramadan karim

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Racist McTumbukaFace
3 months 19 days ago

Isis!

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