Politicians extend well wishes over Ramadan

2016-06-06 22:34
A man reads the Qur’an. (AFP)

A man reads the Qur’an. (AFP)

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Johannesburg – Politicians on Monday extended their well wishes to members of the Muslim community in South Africa as they begin fasting for the holy month of Ramadan.  

"We wish our Muslim compatriots a blessed and successful Ramadan, as they spend time deepening their spirituality and reflecting on what can make our country a better place," said President Jacob Zuma in a statement.

Zuma also congratulated the new president of the Muslim Judicial Council, Shaykh Irafaan Abraham.

"We look forward to working with Shaykh Irafaan Abrahams and to deepening the working relations between government and the MJC," he said.  

Meanwhile, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, is a significant month of self-sacrifice.

He added that it was a month of caring, sharing and giving.

"It is a time of community, family, sharing food and breaking fast together. A time that evokes a real feeling of Ubuntu across the country.   

"On behalf of the DA, I wish all Muslims a spiritually fulfilling month. Our prayers, support and best wishes are with all of you," said Maimane.  

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