Ramadan starts this Thursday - Uganda Muslim Supreme Council
- Written by URN
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin this Thursday, March 23, according to Dr Ziyad Swalleh Lubanga, director of Sharia at the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC).
Lubanga also announced that Taraweeh prayers at the National Mosque and other mosques across the country will commence every evening at 08:30 pm.
Additionally, he stated that Islamic seminars, known as Darasas, will be conducted every Sunday from 10:00 am throughout the Ramadhan.
Ramadan which is a month-long observance of fasting from dawn to dusk is one of the five pillars of Islam. Ramadan is also a time for self-reflection and spiritual growth.
Despite being one of the 12 months in the Islamic calendar, the timing of Ramadan varies each year due to the lunar calendar being shorter than the Gregorian calendar by approximately ten days.