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Chief Imam announces May 26 as start of Ramadan

Chief Imam announces May 26 as start of Ramadan

This year’s Ramadan fasting will start on Friday May 26 if the moon is sighted on Thursday May 25, the office of the Chief Imam, Nuhu Sharubutu, has announced in a statement.

The statement said fasting will automatically begin on Saturday May 27 if the moon is not sighted on Thursday.

The statement, signed by  Adam Musah Abubaka and issued on behalf of the Chief Imam said the 10 Regional Imams and the National Council of Zongo Chiefs unanimously resolved at the end of the 23rd annual Ramadan conference in Wa that, Thursday May 25 is the 29th day of Shaaban, hence the first sighting day of the new moon.

“I wish all Muslims in Ghana to make it a point and come out to look for the new moon. The cut-out time for relying on any information on the sighting shall be 10:00pm after which no information shall be entertained by my office. I wish you all a happy and a stable weather during this year’s fast in advance,” the statement said.



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