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Prez. Sirleaf congratulates Liberian Muslims

Joseph T. Koon
A prayer breaking scene of thousand s of Muslims.
A prayer breaking scene of thousand s of Muslims.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commended Liberian Muslims and colleagues across the world for the successful end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf has expressed delight on behalf of the government and people of Liberia for the milestone achievements of Liberian Muslims in their lives.

She urged all Muslims to join other Liberians to pray for peaceful co-existence and prosperity of the country for the sake of future generations.

The Liberian Leader noted: “More than fourteen centuries ago, Muslims believe that the Almighty Allah commanded Mohammed (SAW) that all adherents of the Islamic faith abstain from food, drink and select activities during the month of Ramadan to cleanse their souls and show obedience to God.”

“During this period, Muslims are required to show kindness and generosity to all human beings and other creatures while every Muslim is specifically commanded to share with his or her neighbors whatever material wealth God has bestowed upon him or her, President said.

According to the President, Liberian Muslims joined other Muslims the world over to dutifully observe the Month of Ramadan, abstaining from food and drink during the day and fervently praying for the Nation, and at the same time, also called upon them to avoid gossips and backbiting, as well as other social ills.

She said Liberian Muslims and Christians alike, including all other groups, are equally responsible for the security, prosperity and reconciliation of the country.

President Sirleaf emphasized: “This is an opportunity and also a challenge for us to resume our traditional role in Africa as a people at peace with ourselves and our neighbors.”

“Our neighbors and the world at large are watching us. We must not fail. Once again, I urge all Liberians to continue praying for our country,” the Liberian Leader noted.


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