Muslims across the country are beginning the 30-day religious fasting on Thursday, March 23 as the moon has been sighted in Bawku in the Upper East Region.
This was confirmed by the Bawku Chief Imam.
At dawn on Thursday, March 23, Chief Imam Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu directed that based on religious foundation all Muslims in Ghana observe the obligatory fast.
“By the report we received from Bawku and the source coming from the Bawku Chief Imam, the moon has been sighted in Bawku,” Chief Imam’s Spokesperson Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu said on Wednesday.
Ramadan is the ninth month on the Islamic calendar.
It is observed with the obligatory fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Mohammed.
It will be crowned with Eid al-Fitr on Saturday, April 22.