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General News Wed, 6 Nov 2002

Today declared first day of Ramadan

The National Chief Imam and the Ameer in-charge of the Ahamdiya Mission, have authorised the National Hilal Committee to declare Wednesday 6th November 2002, as the first day of Ramadan.

A statement from the Hilal Committee of Ghana issued in Accra and singed by Sheikh M M Gedel, Acting Chairman, said as late as 10 o'clock in the evening of Monday, no report had been received from anywhere in the country about the sighting of the Ramadan new moon.

It said Wednesday, being the 30th day of the Muslim month of Shaban has therefore been declared as the beginning of the Ramadan fast. The Committee expressed the wish that all Muslims in Ghana and the world would have a successful fasting.

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Source: GNA
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