Muslims across various regions of Nigeria are currently observing the Ramadan fasting amidst challenges such as scorching heatwaves, soaring living costs, and frequent power outages,Daily Trust reports.

Despite these obstacles, Muslims adhere to the obligation of fasting from dawn until sunset throughout the entire month of Ramadan, abstaining from food, drink, smoking, and other indulgences as mandated by Islam’s five pillars.

Reports from our correspondents reveal that Muslims engaged in strenuous labor in states like Kano, Adamawa, Borno, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have adopted various strategies to cope with the adverse effects of the hot weather, rising living expenses, and electricity disruptions.

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In Kano, for instance, laborers and bricklayers at construction sites have adjusted their working hours to avoid the intense daytime heat. They now commence work early in the morning and extend their hours into the late evening when temperatures are more bearable.

Kabiru Ahmad, a bricklayer in Hotoro area, explained their modified schedule, emphasizing the necessity to balance work with fasting obligations and family responsibilities.

Meanwhile, residents in various parts of the state also lament over frequent power outages, exacerbating the challenges faced during Ramadan. The loss of electricity not only affects their daily routines but also impacts their ability to preserve food and access essential commodities.

Similar challenges are echoed by artisans and laborers in the Federal Capital Territory, who struggle with harsh weather conditions, reduced patronage, and the rising cost of living. Many find it increasingly difficult to secure work and afford basic necessities during the fasting period.

Despite these hardships, Muslim faithful remain steadfast in their observance of Ramadan, viewing fasting as an act of worship and an opportunity to seek spiritual fulfillment. Many express gratitude for the support provided by local communities and charitable organizations, which offer free meals and assistance to those in need during this sacred month.


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