The Member of Parliament for Assin Central and presidential hopeful of the governing NPP, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has extended his best wishes to the Muslim faithful in Ghana and around the world, as they undertake this year’s Ramadan fasting.
“Today marks the beginning of the 29/30-day fast for all Muslims across the world- an important pillar of their faith. I extend my profound felicitations and well wishes to you all as you embark on this sacred mission of prayer and fasting. May you remember the peace of our country and the world at large in your daily prayers,” Ken Agyapong said in a statement.
He prayed that Almighty Allah would see all of them through a successful Ramadan, rewarding their commitment and discipline with eternal peace, tranquility and blessings.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from sunrise to sunset. Muslims in Ghana commenced the Ramadan fast yesterday following the sighting of the new moon at Bawku, in the Upper East Region.
Ramadan is a period of one full month that the faithful undertake a dawn to dusk fasting, which primarily entails abstinence from food, drink, marital intimacy and any such prohibitions as instructed by Allah (God).
During the month, Muslims the world over are called upon to renew their spiritual commitment through daily fasting, prayer, and acts of charity.
Although the fasting elements are, perhaps, the most noticeable parts of observation, Ramadan is much more than abstaining from food and drink. It is a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-discipline and self-sacrifice.