President Marcos Extends Warm Wishes to Muslims as Ramadan Begins

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. meets with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet for a bilateral meeting in Melbourne, Australia on Monday, March 4, 2024. Joining them are House Speaker Martin Romualdez, National Security Adviser Eduardo Año, Communications Secretary Cheloy Garafil, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Romeo Brawner Jr. and other officials. PPA POOL / NOEL B. PABALATE
Spread the love

PRESIDENT Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Sunday expressed solidarity with Muslims on the start of the holy month of Ramadan.

“Today marks the beginning of the sacred journey of Ramadan, a time of reflection and spiritual growth where the virtues of compassion, empathy, and generosity are upheld and practiced fervently,” Marcos said in his message.

“During this holiest of months, Muslims around the world observe fasting from dawn till dusk, abstaining from worldly pleasures as a means of purifying their souls and deepening their connection with Allah,” he added.

The chief executive said that Ramadan is a “demonstration of faith” which speaks volumes of Muslims’ “deep introspection and shared devotion, allowing them to create a stronger bond in their communities through their beliefs.”

“Ramadan holds special significance as it reminds us of the rich diversity of our cultural and religious tapestry in the Philippines. It is with no doubt that our Muslim brothers and sisters have made invaluable contributions to our nation’s history and heritage, shaping our beloved motherland into the diverse and united country that it is today,” he said.

“It is my hope that this month-long celebration will strengthen our kinship, open our hearts to forgive past grievances, and embrace a spirit of harmony that will redound to our collective progress,” he added.

Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting and prayer.

The start of Ramadan is a significant event for Muslims around the world, including the Philippines. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. expressed his solidarity with the Muslim community as they embark on this sacred journey of reflection and spiritual growth. During this month-long observance, Muslims practice fasting from dawn till dusk, abstaining from worldly pleasures to purify their souls and deepen their connection with Allah.

The President recognizes Ramadan as a demonstration of faith, highlighting the deep introspection and shared devotion of Muslims. Through their beliefs, Muslims are able to create stronger bonds within their communities. This unity is especially important in the Philippines, where the rich diversity of cultural and religious traditions has shaped the nation’s history and heritage. Muslim brothers and sisters have made invaluable contributions to the country, helping to create a diverse and united Philippines.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. hopes that the celebration of Ramadan will strengthen the kinship among Filipinos. He encourages everyone to open their hearts, forgive past grievances, and embrace a spirit of harmony. By doing so, the collective progress of the nation can be achieved.

Ramadan is not only observed in the Philippines but also by Muslims worldwide. It is a month dedicated to fasting and prayer, emphasizing the importance of self-reflection, compassion, and spiritual growth.

As the holy month begins, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. stands in solidarity with Muslims and wishes them a blessed Ramadan.

Source: The Manila Times

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *