Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has urged Muslims across Ghana to use the period of Ramadan to pray for the continuous peace and prosperity of the country as well as the well-being of loved ones.
He made the appeal as Ghanaian Muslims join the global Islamic community to begin Ramadan yesterday Tuesday.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer and deep sense of reflection to serve God and humanity.
In a message on Facebook to wish his fellow Muslims well as they embark on this spiritual journey, Vice President also cautioned Muslims to be mindful of the presence of COVID-19 and continue to observe the safety protocols, especially in their various mosques.
“On the occasion of the commencement of Ramadan, I extend my warm wishes to Muslims in Ghana and around the world, as we observe the month-long fast.
“The sacred month of Ramadan offers a unique opportunity to renew our faith in the Almighty Allah, and also show love and kindness to all, regardless of their religious affiliation, to reinforce the importance of our peaceful coexistence as a people.
“Let us use this period of devotion and purity to pray for the continuous peace and prosperity of our country, and the well-being of loved ones.
“Let us also be mindful of the presence of COVID-19 and continue to observe the safety protocols, especially in our various mosques.
“May the Almighty Allah accept our devotions and grant us and our nation the blessings of Ramadan.
“Ramadan Kareem,” Vice President Bawumia concluded.