A file photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari. Photograph: [email protected]
President Muhammadu Buhari has despatched his finest needs to Muslims within the nation and all around the world as they start this 12 months’s 30-day quick, following the sighting of the moon.
“I congratulate all Muslims as they commence this year’s Ramadan fast which is depicted by self-denial, universal brotherhood, austerity and helping relatives and needy people,” says the President.
President Buhari in a letter by his particular aide, Mr Garba Shehu, described Ramadan 2020 as a problem, falling as it’s within the interval of the worldwide pandemic, which has unfold to greater than 200 nations, with nearly all nations advising residents to keep away from massive gatherings and have their prayers and meals (suhoor and iftar) individually or with household at dwelling.
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“In this Ramadan period, the kind of socializing you are used to now risks spreading the Coronavirus,” the President cautions Muslims, whereas enjoining them to chorus from these Ramadan rituals and traditions resembling group meals and congregational prayers which were placed on maintain by Muslim non secular authorities all around the world.
President Buhari urged Muslims to endure and to not use the Coronavirus as an excuse to not take part within the Ramadan quick, except such abstention is warranted by the justifications clearly outlined by well being and spiritual authorities.
He wished Muslims within the nation and the world over all of the blessings of the holy month.