2019 Ramadan: How long are Muslims in Africa fasting?

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Majority of Muslims across the world commenced Ramadan 2019 on May 6 except for Mali who commenced a day earlier having reported the sighting of the moon.

The Ramadan crescent is the first sign of knowing the month has started. It must be looked out for on 29th Sha’ban – the month before Ramadan. In its absence, Muslims complete Sha’ban with a 30th day and start Ramadan 24-hours later.

Whereas the rules of the period cuts across the world as per what is in the Qur’an and the traditions of the Messenger of Allah, the duration spent in abstinence differs across the world. Continue reading …

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