Zuma wishes Muslims Eid Mubarak

2013-08-08 21:43
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Eid mubarak

Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma wished the Muslim community Eid Mubarak on Thursday, the presidency said.

"It is well known that fasting teaches discipline, patience and dedication. At the same time, it also enables one to feel and understand the plight of the poverty stricken," Zuma said.

Eid is the festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast.

Zuma said the period of fasting was regarded as a time of deep introspection, which strengthened the bonds of family and community.

"On behalf of the government and people of South Africa, I am therefore pleased to celebrate the end of Ramadan by wishing the Muslim community in South Africa and around the world a happy Eid al-Fitr," Zuma said.

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