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President Wavel Ramkalawan conveys Eid-ul Fitr greetings to Muslims as Ramadan ends

12 May 2021 | Religion

As the fasting month of Ramadan for Muslims throughout the world draws to a close, I wish to convey to Muslims living in Seychelles – residents and visitors alike - greetings for Eid-ul Fitr which falls on Thursday 13th May. I would also like to congratulate them on having completed a successful Ramadan, regarded as an auspicious opportunity for spiritual renewal. May the Almighty Reward your fasts, prayers and supplications.

Last year you had to forego the congregational and community-based events as everyone complied with the measures introduced to safeguard the Nation from the COVID-19 pandemic. This year the restrictions have been moderately eased. I want to particularly salute all the Muslims and their leaders for the excellent way they have responded to the call of the Public Health Authority to scale down congregational prayers and other related activities in compliance with the need to place national health, safety and interest first.

For the third consecutive time, Muslims will have to forego the traditional outdoor prayers and other associated celebrations because of COVID-19. Nevertheless I wish to convey my best wishes to all Muslims as you quietly celebrate the occasion strictly in the comfort of your homes. May the situation improve for your next and bigger Festival, Eid-ul-Adha, in just over two months’ time.

Eid Mubarak!

 

Wavel Ramkalawan

PRESIDENT

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