Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged Muslims across the country to pray for the safety, progress and prosperity of Ghana as they begin their 30-day fast today, Monday, 6 May 2019.
In a Facebook post, the flag bearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) said: “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 is a compulsory tenet of Islam and followers are encouraged to observe it except for those who have special medical conditions that may prevent them.
Over 1.8 billion Muslims across the world are expected to embark on this year’s fast – a pillar of Islam.