By Moses Chadza MANA
Muslim youths have been urged to refrain from spending too much time on social media platforms during the month of Ramadan but should rather concentrate on the Qur’an teachings.
Speaking on Saturday during prayers at Area 1B Mosque in Mzuzu, leader of the mosque, Imam Hanaffie Yusuf, said that youths should utilise Ramadan to stay closer to God by reciting the Qur’an.
Public Relations Officer for Muslim Youth Society, Hassan Kasamala, said muslim youths should balance between using social media and engaging in activities that promote spiritual growth and development such as reading the Qur’an.
Kasamala said that during Ramadan, it is a requirement for all Muslim youths to focus on the Qur’an which is a source of guidance, wisdom and inspiration for Muslims, adding that reading it can help deepen understanding of Islam.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer and reflection.
It is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts for 29 to 30 days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.