PM congratulates All Muslims on Eid Al-Fitr Holiday
Addis Ababa, May 22, 2020 (FBC) – Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed congratulated all the Muslim Community on the 1441st celebration of Eid Al – Fitr Holiday.
Extending his Eid Mubarak wishes to all Muslims, the prime Minister said Ramadan is a holy month when Muslims learn fighting all temptations of the flesh through bold spiritual practices.
“The Ramadan month is a season when human beings experience the taste of the eternal life in heavens. That’s why Muslims feel extreme happiness when the fasting starts.” the premier noted.
Dr. Abiy said the already concluded Ramadan is unforgettable for it has served as a spiritual weapon to fight COVID 19 adding Muslims spent the month praying at home due to the pandemic.
He expressed his gratitude for Religious leaders and the Muslim Community in general for adhering to the precautions set to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic during the month of Ramadan.
The premier reflected his hope that the next Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated joyfully without threat of the pandemic for it is fully beaten.
Eid Al Fitr is celebrated with strong social bonds by showing kindness and compassionate to the needy ones, the premier said.
Eid al-Fitr which celebrates the end of the fasting which from the very beginning undergoes charity activities concludes with zakat al-fitr, at the eve of the celebration, Dr. Abiy noted.
“We have to maintain our longstanding culture of mutual support among one another besides fighting the pandemic using Islamic Values”, the Premier urged the Muslims.
“The pandemic is nothing more than a lesson if we cooperate against it”, he stressed.