President John Mahama has urged Muslims to use the period of Ramadan to offer supplications
to Allah for the nation’s safety, progress and prosperity.
“Ramadan is a month of self denial, dedication to the will of Allah, and personal spiritual and moral growth. For all who go through the ritual, the fast is a month of peace and love, let this be manifest in our lives in this holy month and beyond,” he noted.
In a Facebook
post, he indicated that Ramadan is a month of peace and love, and it should
manifest in the lives of every Muslim through the Ramadan period and beyond.
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim lunar calendar. Healthy adult Muslims fast in Ramadan from dawn until dusk. This includes abstaining from alcohol, immoral acts and anger. Other acts of worship such as prayer, reading the Quran and charity are also encouraged during the holy month. Muslims also believe the Quran was revealed in Ramadan.
During the holy month, Muslims wake up early to eat a pre-dawn meal called suhoor, and they break their fast with a meal referred to as iftar.
“With the start of the 2019 holy month of Ramadan, I wish to extend my warmest felicitations to our Muslim brothers and sisters as they begin the 30-day fast.
“Ramadan is a month of self denial, dedication to the will of Allah and personal spiritual and moral growth for all who go through the ritual of the fast. Ramadan is a month of peace and love. Let it be manifest in our lives in the holy month and beyond as you go through the period of Ramadan.
“As you go through this period of Ramadan, I urge our Muslim brothers and sisters to offer supplications to Allah for the safety, progress