Former President John Mahama has wished Muslims in Ghana and across the world as they begin the Holy month of Ramadan.
John Mahama in a post on his Facebook wall said the period should be used to pray for the safety, progress and prosperity of Ghana.
”As you go through this period of Ramadan, I urge our Muslim brothers and sisters to offer supplications to Allah for the safety, progress and prosperity of our dear nation.” he stated.
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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 this be manifest in our lives in this holy month and beyond.
As you go through this period of Ramadan, I urge our Muslim brothers and sisters to offer supplications to Allah for the safety, progress and prosperity of our dear nation.
Ramadan, which begins on May 6 in most countries this year, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.
It involves abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations from dawn to sunset, in the hopes that it will lead to greater “taqwa”, or consciousness of God.
Muslims were commanded to fast during Ramadan more than 1,400 years ago, the ancient Greeks recommended fasting to heal the body, and today some scientists are advocating a modified fast for its mental and physical benefits.
Known as intermittent fasting, this modified fast comes in a number of forms that require not eating for 12, 16, or 24 hours at a time. Another form, known as the 5:2 fast, advocates calorie restriction (eating only between 500 and 600 calories) over a period of 36 hours, twice a week.