Singer Naira Marley has advised his fellow Muslim brothers against betting during Ramadan.
The Marlian president said the Muslims should forgo sports betting and sure odds in this auspicious month, admonishing them to fast instead.
“Bro leave that sure odds and forget betting..fast.”
The Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar, who doubles as the president of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), announced in a broadcast on Wednesday night that the holy fasting month of Ramadan would begin in Nigeria on Thursday, March 23, 2023.
The announcement followed the sighting of the crescent moon in various locations in Nigeria, according to the National Moonsighting Committee.
Ramadan is the ninth lunar month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month for fasting, prayer, reflection, and assisting the needy.
Throughout the month, Muslims fast from just before the sunrise prayer, Fajr, to the sunset prayer, Maghrib.
The fast entails abstinence from eating, drinking, smoking, and sexual relations to achieve greater “taqwa”, or consciousness of God.