Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has confirmed the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan which is observed by Muslims.
The association said fasting has started after a clear sighting of moon has been verified.
In this month, Muslims are not allowed to eat or drink water during daylight but will have fast-breaking meal (Iftar) after sunset.
“Ramadan is also a time for Muslims to practice self-discipline, sacrifice, and empathy for those less fortunate. It encourages generosity and charity,” Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) said.
Ramadan is the ninth but holy month of the Islamic calendar and in this month Muslims fast during the hours of daylight. It lasts for 29 or 30 days.
Muslims believe the Quraan was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during this month.
President Peter Mutharika has since wished Muslims “a Ramadan Mubarak” in observing the holy month.