The Government of Liberia has congratulated the Muslim community for a successful month-long of fast and prayer during the month of Ramadan in the country.
Making the pronouncement at the Ministry of Information press conference, acting Information Minister Isaac Jackson said the month-long religious rites by Muslims are an obligation and “a great worship that will bring blessing upon the nation.”
Jackson urged Muslims to continue to remember the nation in their prayers, especially during the month of Ramadan, urging all Liberians of all religious backgrounds to do the same so that the blessing and favor of God will continue to flow upon Liberia.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting and praying to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad, according to Islamic belief.
This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the Crescent Moon, according to numerous biographical accounts.
The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramida or ar-ramad, which means scorching heat or dryness fasting is farad (obligatory) for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding or going through menstrual circle.