Muslims in Ghana have been urged by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to be committed to the principles of love, sacrifice and dedication to duty as they begin their annual Ramadan this year.
As a month of fasting and prayer, Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide.
Ramadan’s annual observance is regarded as one of the five pillars of Islam.
In a message to wish Muslims well as they embark on the 30-day fast, Nana Akufo-Addo encouraged them to continue to commit themselves to the good of humankind even after the fast.
The full message read: “I send greetings to Muslims in Ghana and around the world on the occasion of the Ramadan fast. The month of Ramadan 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.
“In this month, let us 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. I wish all Muslims the best of the month. May the Almighty Allah bless us all and make our nation great and strong.”