Ramadan: Pastor urges Christians to join Muslim community in fasting for peace
Reverend Kusi added that Ghana needs peace and deliverance for the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic hence the need for all faith-based organisations to come together in one accord to pray to God for direction.
The Head Pastor for Spirit Alive Pentecostal Church International at Nsoatre in the Sunyani West Municipal of the Bono Region Reverend Anthony Kusi has urged all Christians to join Muslim the community in Ramadan to pray for peace in the country.
In an interview with Soireenews, the pastor discloses that Muslim and Christians serve the same God hence, there is the need for Christians to join their brothers and sisters in the Muslim community in this fasting period to pray for peace and prosperity for the nation.
Rev. Kusi added that Ghana needs peace and deliverance for the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic hence the need for all faith-based organisations to come together in one accord to pray to God for direction.
The Islamic holy month Ramadan 2021 began the evening of April 12 and will end on May 11. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is marked by Muslims around the world fasting for 30 days.
Throughout the Ramadan period, adult Muslims of able body and mind will last for 30 days between dusk and dawn and break their fast with a traditional meal called 'Iftar'. This fast includes abstaining from eating or drinking anything, and sexual intimacy until sunset.
Many observers also choose to stay away from smoking, taking medicine and chewing gum during this time window. These fasting periods can range from 11-16 hours per day.
Before fasting each day, Muslims will begin with a pre-fast meal called 'suhur', and then begin the 'fajr', the first prayer of the day. At dusk, Muslims celebrate with the meal is known as the 'iftar', which means "breaking the fast", often shared with family and friends.
Nana Ama Asiedu Bono Region