- Ramadan for this year will be 28 when the sun sets today in less than one and a half hour’s time here in Nigeria
- There are likelihood that this year’s holy month of Ramadan will be 29 days of fasting if the new moon of the month of Sha’waal is sighted on Tuesday night
It is no longer something new to an average Muslim that Ramadan fasting is synonymous with copiously reciting the Glorious Qur’an than any other period.
Billions of Muslims are fasting all over the world and they surely would have opened the Glorious Qur’an to recite in this month of Ramadan. The next question is, how many out of these billions of Muslims have completed a whole Qur’an from Suuratul Faatiha to Suuratu Nnaas as Ramadan is about to clock 28 after sunset today?
The Glorious Qur’an is divided into 114 chapters, while also a whole Qur’an is divided into 30 Ajzaah (parts) to ease reading on a daily basis. The word ‘Ajzaah’ is plural, while its singular form is called Juz’u.
Suuratul Faatiha is the first and number one chapter of the Glorious Qur’an. Faatiha means ‘Opening’ while Suuratu Nnaas is the last and 114th chapter of the Glorious Qur’an. Nnaas means ‘Mankind.’
It should be pointed out here that some fasting Muslims have completed a whole Qur’an at least five times, while some have even completed more. To others, they are still struggling to complete one whole Qur’an.
On the other hand, some fasting Muslims have not even read up to 10 Ajzaah, which is not up to half of a whole Qur’an.
As Ramadan for this year is about to end, the Muslims who fail to complete a whole Qur’an should have a change of heart and pray to Allaah for more Ramadan fasting, whereby they would be able to complete at least two whole Qur’an in the holy month of fasting.