Former President John Dramani Mahama has advised Muslims to keep a close watch over the younger members of society and, through their words and deeds, teach them the values of love, discipline and self-sacrifice that Ramadan inspires.
Mr Mahama said this in his Ramadan message to wish Muslims across the country well, as they begin their month-long Ramadan fast today, Tuesday, 13 April 2021.
Mr Mahama’s message read: “Warm greetings to our Muslim brothers and sisters across the country, at the beginning of the Ramadan fast. It is an occasion that inspires compassion, sharing and fraternity".
“In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges that have threatened to unknit our strong social fabric of community and togetherness, we have by Allah’s divine mercy remained a united people".
“As we strive to keep ourselves and our families in good health, let us also keep close watch over the younger members of our society and through our words and deeds, teach them the values of love, discipline and self-sacrifice that Ramadan inspires in us".
“Lordina and I wish you good health during this period of fasting".
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer and reflection and community.