Leading telecommunications operator, Globacom, has congratulated Nigerian Muslims on the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan, urging them to inculcate the lessons learnt during the period to make a positive impact on their neighbours and the larger society.
The holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar in which the Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan is the fourth pillar of the Islamic faith and it involves 29 or 30 days of fasting by Muslims.
In a press statement from its head office in Lagos, Globacom encouraged all Muslims to use the opportunity of the celebration to pray for the peace, unity and development of the nation, and to fully imbibe the tenets of Islam as taught by Prophet Mohammed.
“We wish all our Muslim brethren a very happy Eid-el-Fitri and we pray that the Almighty Allah will grant their prayers for peace and progress of Nigeria”, Globacom said.
”It is a season of charity, peace-making and forgiveness. We must use this season to remember to care for the poor and the needy in line with Allah’s injunction to be our brother’s keeper,” Glo further stated.
The company said it would provide a platform for all Muslim subscribers on its network to enjoy this year’s sallah through its Islamic value-added offerings like the Glo Adhan, Daily Prayers, Daily reflection, Islamic Digest and Hausa Islamic Services. Glo subscribers can access the services by sending Adhan to 7728 or by dialing *7728*786#. They can also send IDH to 50550 for Daily Prayers, REF to 50550 for Daily Reflection, DIG to 50550 for Islamic Digest and IDH to 50550 for Hausa Islamic Digest.
These products were developed by Globacom to assist the Muslim faithful in their spiritual devotion all year round.
The Ramadan fast began on the 27th of May after the sighting of the moon and ends on the 25th of June 2017 on the Roman calendar. Eid-el-Fitri is celebrated annually by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of the Ramadan month of fasting. The day of Eid falls on the first day of Shawwal. The Faithful fast throughout the month and pay their Zakat before offering the Eid prayers on that day.