Fasting Times For Ramadan 2010
Fasting Times for Ramadan 2010: latest news about Fasting Times for Ramadan 2010 updates, Muslims in Nigeria have today joined their counterparts from other parts of the world to begin a month-long Ramadan fasting during which time they are to abstain from food and drink from dawn until sunset.
Today’s start of the fast had been heralded last night by the Asham. Muslims observe the ninth month of the lunar Islamic calendar for the Ramadan fast.
Pregnant and menstruating women, the sick, travellers and prepubescent children are exempted from the fast, which is one of the five pillars of Islam. Apart from observing the five daily prayers during the period, Muslim faithful are also enjoined to abstain from engaging in worldly things.
The month is also marked by family visits and invitations to sumptuous iftars — the meal that breaks the fast at dawn. Speaking on the significance of the month, an Islamic scholar, Ustaz Nuruddeen Imam, told THISDAY yesterday that Ramadan is one of the holiest months where Muslims are enjoined to increase ibadat (acts of worship) at all times.
He said it is a period when Allah answers prayers more than any other time, and urge Nigerian Muslims to pray for the unity, progress and development of their country. “Ramadan is a period every Muslim is proud to see in his life time. All acts of ibadat are rewarded ten fold while sins are forgiven. Similarly, the doors to Allah’s mercy are open wide.
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