In the spirit of the Ramadan fast which commenced today, the 27th of May 2017, President Nana Addo and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia have each taken turns to issue Ramadan messages to Muslims nationwide.
Despite being away from the country on a 2-day visit to Liberia, the president made sure to address his nation on the holiest month of the Islamic faith.
Ramadan is a one-month fasting period when the Muslims commemorate the period which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.
Nana Adoo urged the Muslims to live according to the values of Ramadan beyond the Holy month. He concluded by asking Allah to “bless us all”.
Bawumia, on the other hand, encouraged all, both Muslims and Christians to rededicate themselves to universal human values of love, humility, empathy for others and thankfulness for the blessings of God. He concluded by asking all to make prayers for “our dear country”.
Here Are Their Full Ramadan 2017 Messages
President Nana Addo’s Ramadan 2017 Message To Muslims
I send fraternal greetings to Muslims in Ghana and around the world on the occasion of the Ramadan fast. The month of Ramadan is that in which the Qur’an was revealed and which has been instituted for Muslims to dedicate themselves to God and to the service of humankind.
It is a month of intense devotion and commitment to the principles of love, sacrifice and dedication to duty. I pray that in this month and beyond, we strive to live by these values, so that, even beyond Ramadan, we continue to commit ourselves to the good of humankind and our fellow Ghanaians.
We have an opportunity to realize our potential as the Black Star of Africa, and it is my belief that the principles that Ramadan seeks to inculcate in Muslims are important for realizing this objective.
Once again, I wish all Muslims the best of the month. May the Almighty Allah bless us all, and make our nation great and strong.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President of the Republic.
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Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia’s Ramadan 2017 Message To Muslims
I would like to extend my warmest felicitations to the Muslim Ummah in Ghana and around the globe on the occasion of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
An occasion which heralds the twenty-nine day period of fasting when Muslims are expected to exercise self-restraint. Ramadan is a period of great sacrifice, patient endurance and gratitude.
It inspires in us the common values and experiences we share as human beings. The rich and powerful go through the experience that the hungry and weak go through so that they develop empathy for weak and hungry and gratitude for the bountiful blessings of God.
As we mark this auspicious month, may we all (Muslims as well as Christians), rededicate ourselves to the universal human values of love, humility, empathy for others and thankfulness for the blessings of God.
Let us pray for our dear country Ghana. I wish you a blessed month. May Allah’s peace be upon us all. Ramadan Mubarak!
-Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia