As Muslims observe the Holy Month of Ramadan here in Liberia and around the world, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is calling on all faiths to join them in praying for the country.
“On behalf of the Government of Liberia, I wish for all Muslim brothers and sisters and for all peoples of our world, peace, understanding and faithfulness to the common causes of our shared humanity,” she said.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader admonished all peoples of faith to join the Muslims in continuation of special prayers for the country; hoping that the Allah will continue to unite Liberia, restore it to prosperity, endow the society with increased tolerance, and forgive our transgressions against him and against ourselves.
“May He answer our prayers for peace, justice, equality, prosperity, and for understanding in Liberia and across the world,” President Sirleaf prayed.
According to the teachings of Islam, Ramadan is a prayerful period for abstinence, supplication and reflection- a time to offer special prayers for themselves, country and the world.
Muslims worldwide observe the ninth month of the Islamic calendar as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts for 29-30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.