The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has extended its heartfelt commendation and wishes of fruitful fasting to Ghanaian Muslims and across the globe on the commencement of the Holy month of Ramadan.
It observed that through fasting, a Muslim experiences hunger and thirst, and sympathizes with those who have little to eat and drink every day through alms-giving in order to fully benefit from the bountiful blessings of the Holy Month.
A statement issued yesterday by the NPP General Secretary, Mr John Boadu, observed that this year’s Ramadan, just like last year is being marked at a time the world is facing its biggest public health crisis occasioned by the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus, arguably the biggest existential threat to the human race.
This year’s Ramadan, which started yesterday April 13, is a period within the Islamic calendar that Muslims all over the world observe Fasting in accordance with the dictates of the Holy Qur’an and the Islamic faith.
“O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous” –Surat Al-Baqarah – Quran Chapter 2:183
This period is characterized by alms-giving and significant supplication to Almighty Allah.
Ramadan also happens to be the month in which the Holy Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) and so is the most important and blessed month of the Islamic year.
“Owing to this, Muslims are having to make significant adjustments to the traditional ways of marking the Ramadan Fast some of which are at the heart of Ramadan festivities.”
“Much as Ghana has made significant gains in our Covid-19 fight, we are still not entirely out of the woods yet,” the release said.
The party appealed to all Muslims to completely submit themselves to the very dictates and requirements of Ramadan and to dedicate this sacred Month to intensifying supplications to Almighty Allah to shower His grace on mankind and make the world see the end of this deadly virus sooner than anticipated.
The party also called on Muslims living in Ghana to use the special occasion to pray for the country’s leaders, government and the state to overcome all the ills plaguing society and to put the country on the path of sustained growth and prosperity.
“May the month of Ramadan, which is the most blessed month in the year be that month that the world finds complete solace in this period of a global health crisis.”
“Once again, RAMADAN MUBARAK and may Almighty Allah accept our Fast and grant us Jannatul Firdaus,” he added.