President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has challenged Muslims in Liberia to let their moment of peaceful sanctity inspire and bring hope to the county and its people.
In a statement to the Muslim community to mark the start of Ramadan across the nation, the Executive Mansion quotes President Sirleaf as saying: “Let the spirit of Ramadan truly manifest itself that indeed Islam begets peace and tranquility for humankind.”
The Liberian leader urged that “May the essence of Ramadan purify all our hearts,” in her call on all Muslims in Liberia to observe the holy month of Ramadan with a sense of commitment to the faith of Islam.
President Sirleaf urged Muslims here to bear in mind love for country at all times, saying, “Islam, as a religion of “peace” embodies love for fellow humankind.”
According to an Executive Mansion release dated June 18, President Sirleaf wished Muslims well as they begin the fulfillment of one of the five pillars of Islam, the Holy Ramadan.
She urged them to remember Liberia in their prayers, saying, “As you isolate yourself in the next 30 days to fast and pray, we implore you to remember our country, as well as its continued longing for peace and stability.”
President Sirleaf has however said all Muslims here were fully supportive of the fight against Ebola as was evidenced by their supplications during the country’s most difficult period.
The Liberian leader appealed to Muslims to let their moment of peaceful sanctity inspire and bring hope to Liberia and its people.
“Let the spirit of Ramadan truly manifest itself that indeed Islam begets peace and tranquility for humankind,” she urged, adding, “May the essence of Ramadan purify all our hearts.” Executive Mansion release