Ramadan the fourth pillar of Islam is the holiest month of Muslims, in which they fast during daylight hours, congregate for prayers and share meals as a community.
His Eminence the National Chief Imam of Ghana, Sheikh Prof. Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, declared on the 22nd of April at 8:45pm that the crescent that indicates the commencement of Ramadan has not been sighted anywhere in Ghana.
Friday 24th April 2020 automatically becomes the first day of Ramadan 2020 and all are advised and encouraged to start the fasting on Friday 24th April. The Presidential directives on covid-19 on public gatherings and social distancing are still in placed and must be respected and observed at all times throughout the fasting period.
Many of Ramadan’s rituals and traditions will be curtailed this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
His Eminence prayed to Allah to pardon and have mercy on us and protect us from the covid-19 and from all forms of diseases. He further prayed to Allah to prolong our lives with good health and grant us.
source:iqramonline.com/Nasiba Swallah Yussif