The Office of the National Chief Imam has called the Ghanaian Muslim Ummah to start preparing for Ramadan 2020.
Ramadan this year, is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar begins on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharabutu issued a statement saying that, the 29th day of Sha’ban according to the Islamic calendar which becomes the slighting moon day for the beginning of the 2020 fasting.
The statement urged Muslims to contact the Chief Imam’s office for clarification on; 0246149885/0264149885.
It is stated that if the moon is sighted on the April 23th, the Ramadan will begin on that same day but in any instance where the moon is not sighted, then Friday 24 April, automatically becomes the first day of the Ramadan.
It also entreat all Muslims to take note and channel all information regarding the moon sighing through the various Regional Imam’s to be transmitted to the national office.
Moreover, the National Hilal Committee which has representatives from all the regions have agreed on the dates mentioned for the fasting to begin.
In addition, in the wake of the Covid-19 and the partial lockdown in Accra and Kumasi, the yearly National Ramadan and Muslim Development Conference which was to take place at Sunyani has been cancelled.
By Kokonsa Hemaa