As Muslims around the world are performing Ramadan obligations, the
sporting leaders in Somalia, are conveying their best wishes and
congratulations to the Somali people over the beginning of the holy month
The presidents of Somali National Olympic Committee, Abdullahi Ahmed
Tarabi and Somali Football Federation, Abdiqani Said Arab, who issued a
joint press statement at Somali NOC headquarters here in Mogadishu after
the crescent moon has been sighted on Wednesday evening, wished the Somali
people a peaceful and prosperous Ramadan.
"This is a very special period of devotion and purification from the hell
fire, so we call upon the entire Somali people around the world to remain
staunch and be helpful to one another” the joint statement carried.
"This Ramadan is more different from scores of Ramadans we observed in the
past, as it coincides with a time that Somalia is becoming peaceful and
its sport is tremendously growing. We wish our sport will continue to
develop” the statement explained.
For a period of one month starting from Thursday, 18th of June, more than
1.5 billion Muslims in the world will be observing Ramadan. This means
they will refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex during day light.
They will also perform extra worshiping including additional prayers known
as "Taraweeh” and observed in the Ramadan period.
Somali Football Federation Media department