Somaliland: Ramadan Begins on Sunday-29th June-Ministry of Religious Affairs


HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The government has designated 29th June as the first day of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan in Somaliland.

In a press statement broadcasted by Radio Hargeisa the minister of Religious affairs Sheikh Khalil Abdilahi Ahmed informed that Somalilanders shall commence fasting on the 29th June for the holy month of Ramadan 2014 similarly as usual with Saudi Arabia.
Minister Sh KhalilWhile the minister’s statement clearly indicates the day to start fasting residents of some areas in Hargeisa are reported to have performed Tarawe’e prayers thus will start fasting on the 28th June.
During the 30 days of Ramadan are able Muslims are expected to fast from dawn to dusk thence all restaurants in the country shall be closed during those hours of fasting.