Government Wishes All Ugandans A Happy Ramadan


information pills geneva;”>Speaking to the press on Wednesday at Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, more about Hon Rose Namayanja Nsereko, Minister of Information and National Guidance, urged all Muslims to “Feel more connected to the almighty and thus love and respect God and one another.”

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She noted that Ramadan is the time when all Muslims tend to take fast every day throughout the whole month and do refrain from doing any activity that is considered ill nurtured.

“The government would like to urge all Ugandans to show goodwill and generosity toward others and also be enhanced as one donates in Charity,” said Namayanja.

She attributed this to Prophet Muhammad’s saying, “A man’s wealth is never diminished by charity.”

Government also urges Muslims to ensure that during the family and common community gatherings, a greater sense of brotherhood and sisterhood be developed and strengthened.

“The period of Ramadan is very essential for Muslims as it all leads to a greater self and connects the people with one another and more over with the creator,” said Namayanja.

Muslims in Uganda and the whole world have Wednesday started a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

The fasting month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in hadiths.

Fasting is obligatory for adult Muslims, except those who are ill, travelling, pregnant, diabetic or going through menstrual bleeding.

While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, and engaging in sexual relations; in some interpretations they also refrain from swearing.

Food and drink is served daily, before sunrise and after sunset.

According to Islam, the rewards for fasting are many, but in this month they are believed to be multiplied. Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of prayers) and recitation of the Quran.


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