The holy month of Ramadan is winding down as Muslims’ observance of fasting from dawn to dusk comes to an end in a few days, with the big Eid Ul Fitr celebration.
In This week on Twitter, #TwitterGhana highlights some of key moments from this year’s Ramadan and other stories.
British High Commissioner Visits Chief Imam
The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Harriet Thompson paid a visit to the Chief Imam as he observed the holy month of Ramadan and also took time to wish him a happy birthday. Tweeting about it, she wrote, “…I brought gifts to contribute to his eminence’s support for the community and discussed his crucial role in promoting peace”.
Always an honor to visit the Chief Imam. During #Ramadan I brought gifts to contribute to His Eminence’s support for the community and discussed his crucial role promoting peace, security, tolerance & understanding. And I wished him happy birthday! #RamadanMubarak @OfficeImam pic.twitter.com/Wf8Zla2WtX
— Harriet Thompson (@HCThompson001) April 25, 2022
Special ‘Iftar’ Moments during Ramadan
Muslims break their daily fast with iftar, a meal that is shared with friends, families and even strangers. Here are a few ‘iftar moments’ captured: Second Lady of Ghana, Samira Bawumia Tweeted about having hosted members of the Muslim community
for Iftar at the Jubilee house, together with the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and National Chief Imam, Sheik Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharabutu. . H.E. John Dramani Mahama also embarked on a series of iftars to fraternise and pray with Muslim communities during the last days of Ramadan, as reported by YEN.Com.gh.
The Vice President, @MBawumia and I, together with the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr. Osman Nuhu Sharabutu hosted members of the Muslim Community, the Clergy and Diplomatic Corps to Iftar (Break of fast) at the Jubilee house, last night pic.twitter.com/GxGxjTG5bs
— Samira Bawumia (@SBawumia) April 22, 2022
Quranic verses & Prayers feature prominently on Twitter
Ramadan is a holy month of worship, study of the Qur’an & prayers. This year, online Islamic Madrasah Alameen onlinegh shared daily Qur’an verses to uplift Muslims. Naaem Cheema Tweeted the Qur’anic prayer (Ch; 3:195}, “Our Lord, give us what Thou hast promised to us through Thy Messengers; and disgrace us not on the Day of Resurrection. Surely, Thou breakest not Thy promise.” Dashing Sumaila also posted, “May Allah answer our prayers and dua during these last ten days of Ramadan.”
“Our Lord, give us what Thou hast promised to us through Thy Messengers; and disgrace us not on the Day of Resurrection. Surely, Thou breakest not Thy promise.”
— 𝒩𝒶ℯℯ𝓂 𝒞𝒽ℯℯ𝓂𝒶 نعیم چیمہ (@nnc313) April 24, 2022
Ramadan and donations to the needy
Beyond fasting, Ramadan is synonymous with charity. ABD Traore, CEO of WatsUp TV through his personal initiative and foundation expressed his love for the needy and people on the street in Accra. News Ghana Tweeted about this show of goodwill on their Twitter handle. In this Tweet, Municipal Chief Executive for Ablekuma Central,
Mariama Karley Amui Central also donated food items to the Muslim community in support of the upcoing Eid ul-Fitr celebration.
I embarked on a charity activity through my foundation, ABD Traore Foundation, to support individuals on the street of Accra as I join them to break fast as part of my continued support initiatives during the holy month of Ramadan.#ABDTraore #ABDTraoreFoundation#WatsUpTV pic.twitter.com/L1NEl0A6OP
— Abd Traore (@AbdTraore) April 27, 2022
Nyaho shares health tips for Ramadan
Health and Holiness goes hand in hand during the Ramadan period. Nyaho Medical Centre took the initiative to share five amazing health benefits of fasting, helpful for religious and non-religious people alike. Here is the original Tweet that captures the 5
1⃣Protects from obesity and related chronic diseases
2⃣Decreases the risk of metabolic diseases
3⃣Boosts cognitive performance
4⃣Improves overall fitness
5⃣Supports weight loss
Here's to health and holiness.
Happy #Ramadan .
— Nyaho Medical Centre (@NyahoMedical) April 25, 2022
7th Sheikh Sharubutu Ramadan Cup launched: 28 Zongo communities to participate
The seventh edition of the annual inter-zongo community football competition, dubbed
the Sheik Sharubutu Ramadan Cup was launched as part of the Ramadan activities.
This year’s edition, which will be held on the 7th and 8th May 2022, has been expanded to include 28 participating Zongo communities. The official announcement was made by media outlets like Joy Sports Tweeting about it.
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