Confirmed: Muslims to begin Holy month of Ramadan on Monday

Muslims across Uganda and the world are gearing up to observe the holy month of Ramadan which is set to commence tomorrow, Monday, March 11, 2024.

This follows the sighting of the new moon on Sunday evening in several Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

Major mosques in Kampala, Uganda’s capital Sunday night started hosting taraweh prayers (special non-obligatory long prayers done during Ramadan) in preparation for the fasting period.

As the community prepares for this period of spiritual reflection and devotion, mosques across the region are bracing for increased attendance and engagement in religious activities.

Ramadan holds significant cultural and religious importance for Muslims worldwide, serving as a time of fasting, prayer, and introspection. It is a month characterised by acts of charity, compassion, and the strengthening of faith.

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As families come together to observe this sacred period, there is a sense of unity and solidarity within the Muslim community, despite the differences in observance practices.

During the month of Ramadan, which lasts either 29 or 30 days, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.

The fasting period is the holiest month in Islam Religion and is observed by more than 1.9 billion Muslims worldwide. It is said to be the month the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed.

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As the month unfolds, Muslims will embark on a journey of self-discipline and devotion, seeking to draw closer to Allah and uphold the values of compassion and empathy.

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