Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has entreated his fellow Muslim brothers and sisters in the country to pray to Allah to save Ghana and the world from the COVID-19 pandemic as Muslims across the globe begin their annual Ramadan fast.
Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting and prayer and the annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
In a goodwill message to his fellow Muslims, Dr Bawumia said: “The Holy month of Ramadan is here with us again. Hajia Samira and I wish our fellow Muslims a blessed Ramadan. During this month of devotion, let us continue to observe all the COVID-19 preventive measures and also pray to Allah to save Ghana and the world from this affliction. May Allah accept our sacrifices and grant us and our nation his infinite grace and mercy.”
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has also urged Muslims in the country to be committed to the principles of love, sacrifice and dedication to duty.
His full message to Ghanaians who practice the Islamic faith read: “I send greetings to Muslims in Ghana and around the world on the occasion of the Ramadan fast. The month of Ramadan has been instituted for Muslims to dedicate themselves to God and to the service of humankind. It is a month of intense devotion and commitment to the principles of love, sacrifice and dedication to duty.
“In this month, let us strive to live by these values so that even beyond Ramadan we continue to commit ourselves to the good of humankind and our fellow Ghanaians. I wish all Muslims the best of the month. May the Almighty Allah bless us all and make our nation great and strong.”