April 17, 2024
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RAMADAN: MP for Salaga~South donates to Muslim communities

Member of Parliament for Salaga South Constituency of the Savannah region, Hajia Zuwera Mohammed Ibrahimah has donated several assorted food items to Muslim communities within the East Gonja Municipality.

The items included bags of granulated sugar, cartons of cube sugar, NIDO, Milo and Lipton tea etc. The gesture according to the Salaga – South Legislator forms part of her annual support to Muslims communities during the holy month of Ramadan.

Over 300 bags of sugar were distributed to various needy constituents through their Branches, Community heads, Traditional leaders, Imams, Queen-mothers, Opinion Leaders, Women groups, Youth groups, Public Institutions and other Islamic groupings within the constituency.

According to the MP, it is important for Muslims to take advantage of the holy month to pray for the country in other to overcome the global pandemic and also pray for peace, tranquility and development of the constituency and the country.

Hon. Zuwera recognizing the importance of Ramadan and its significance to peace and development has also assured the Muslim ummah in her constituency of her commitment to their welfare as Member of Parliament.

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has entered its second week. The pre-sunrise to sunset fast lasts anywhere from 10 to 19 hours depending on where in the world you are.

The fast entails abstinence from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations to achieve greater “taqwa”, or consciousness of God.


The number of daylight hours varies from country to country. Muslims living in the world’s southernmost countries such as Chile or New Zealand will fast an average of 11 to 12 hours while those living in northern countries such as Iceland or Greenland will have a 17+ hour fast.

For Muslims living in the Northern Hemisphere, the number of fasting hours will be a bit shorter this year and will continue to decrease until 2031, which is the year Ramadan will encompass the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year. After that, fasting hours will increase until the summer solstice – the longest day of the Northern year. For Muslims living south of the equator, the opposite will happen.

In extreme northernmost cities such as Longyearbyen, Norway, where the sun does not set from April 20 to August 22, religious rulings have been issued to follow timings in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, or the nearest Muslim country.

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