The Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM) has disclosed that the holy month of Ramadhan will come to an end on Thursday, July 7.
Malawi government through the ministry of local government and rural development has therefore declared that July 7 will be a public holiday to commemorate the day known as Eid-UL-Fitri.
Ramadhan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the reports known as hadiths to Muslims.
While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, and engaging in sexual relations.
Muslims are also instructed to refrain from sinful behaviour that may negate the reward of fasting such as false speech, insulting, backbiting, cursing, and fighting.