For Nigerian Muslims, Ramadan will begin in the evening of Friday May 26, 2017, and probably end in the evening of Saturday, June 24, 2017.
This period of time is traditionally an observation of the first revelation of the Qu’ran to Prophet Mohammed, and takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.
During Ramadan, Muslims across the globe will refrain from eating, drinking, and other physical needs such as smoking or sex during the daylight hours.
It is a time when they will purify themselves, focus on God and practice sacrifice and self discipline.
Here are relevant greetings and quotes Muslims can identify with during the holy month.
(Noble (or Generous) Ramadan!)
Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair!
(May every year find you in good health!)
Inspiring Ramadan quotes
‘Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit.’ – Ezra Taft Benson.
‘Fasting is, first and foremost, an exercise for identifying and managing adversity in all its forms. With faith, in full conscience, fasting calls women and men to an extra degree of self-awareness.’ – Tariq Ramadan.
‘Through prayer, fasting, and studying, God will answer.’ – Monica Johnson.
‘A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God’s commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands.’ – Edwin Louis Cole.