Kenya – Muslims in Kenya will start observing the holy month of Ramadhan on Saturday. This is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar during which strict fasting is observed from dawn to sunset.
Chief Kadhi Ahmed Muhdhar said Muslims in the country will complete 30 days of Shabaan (the eighth month of the Islamic calendar) on Friday and begin Ramadhan on Saturday.
During Ramadhan, Muslims observe the evening prayers known as Taraweeh, and these special prayers are conducted after Isha (the daily evening last prayer) which is conducted around 8pm.
“I urge the faithful to follow the government directive and pray at home. They also observe the curfew which has been imposed by our government. We have to respect the President and the orders,” said Chief Muhdhar.