General News of Sunday, 19 August 2012
The Ramadan month in the Muslim year of 1433 Hijriyyah has come to an end. Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the month. The Convention People's Party (CPP) ) sends warmest Eid greetings to all Muslims as they celebrate Eid ul-Fitr.
The end of the fast signals the emergence of a clean soul, that is free of all evil habits. It is also the perfect moment to usher spirituality, peace and brotherhood, a celebration of devotion, dedication, sincerity and honesty which the ardent disciples show during their fast.
Beyond fasting, feasting and worshipping , Eid ul-Fitr is also about unifying and we thus we exhort all Ghanaians to take a little time to reflect on how we march forward as one people with a common destiny.
Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharabutu, the National Chief Imam, said at the beginning of the fast that peace was one of the virtues of Islam and urged Muslims to see the Ramadan as an obligation so that they could live peacefully with others. It is a call that applies to all our citizens.
The CPP joins the entire nation in wishing Muslim brothers and sisters the very best and pray for Allah's continued blessing.
"Kul 'am wa enta bi-khair! - May every year find you in good health! We wish to share with all our citizens a few Quotes from the Quran:
“Allah is with those who restrain themselves”
“And the servants of Allah . . . are those who walked on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say 'Peace' “
“Hold to forgiveness, command what is right; but turn away from the ignorant”
Taqabbala Allahu minna wa minkum. - May Allah accept from us, and from you.
Nii Armah Akomfrah Director of Communication www.conventionpeoplesparty.org