Today, Muslims the world over commence the month-long fast to mark Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and is marked with fasting and prayer for the entire month.
Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia who is also a Muslim himself seized the opportunity to wish his fellow Muslims well as they commence their month-long fast today.
“On the occasion of the commencement of Ramadan, I extend my warm wishes to Muslims in Ghana and around the world, as we observe the month-long fast. The sacred month of Ramadan offers a unique opportunity to renew our faith in the Almighty Allah, and also show love and kindness to all, regardless of their religious affiliation, to reinforce the importance of our peaceful coexistence as a people.”
“Let us use this period of devotion and purity to pray for the continuous peace and prosperity of our country, and the well being of loved ones. Let us also be mindful of the presence of COVID-19 and continue to observe the safety protocols, especially in our various mosques.” he advised.
“May the Almighty Allah accept our devotions and grant us and our nation the blessings of Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem,” he concluded.
The Ramadan period will last from today April 13 to Thursday May 13, 2021.