Ex-President John Dramani Mahama has advised elders of the Muslim communities to keep close watch over the younger members of their society and through their words and deeds, teach them the values of love, discipline, and self-sacrifice that Ramadan inspires in us.
Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide, as a month of fasting, prayer, and reflection.
Its annual observance is regarded as one of the five pillars of Islam.
This year’s Ramadan fast began on Tuesday, 13 April 2021.
“Warm greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters across the country, at the beginning of the Ramadan fast. It is an occasion that inspires compassion, sharing, and fraternity,” Mr. Mahama said in his message to Muslims across the country.
“In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges that have threatened to unknit our strong social fabric of community and togetherness, we have by Allah’s divine mercy remained a united people,’ he added.
The former President continued “As we strive to keep ourselves and our families in good health, let us also keep close watch over the younger members of our society and through our words and deeds, teach them the values of love, discipline, and self-sacrifice that Ramadan inspires in us”.
He, therefore, concluded that “Lordina and I wish you good health during this period of fasting”.
By; Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana