Message from President Mbeki to mark the end of Ramadan and
the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr
President Thabo Mbeki today joins
the rest of South Africa in saying to our Muslim Community - Eid Mubarak.
President noted that for the past month Muslims throughout the world have been
fasting daily from dawn to sunset.
He added: "For Muslims, the month
of Ramadan helps inculcate values of personal discipline, patience, sacrifice
and giving. It is a month which serves as a means of developing empathy for the
poor and destitute and reaching out to the needy in all communities in the true
spirit of Ubuntu."
President Mbeki further expressed his confidence
in the fact that all would have "emerged from this period of abstinence,
deep reflection and sacrifice spiritually renewed, and fortified" and said
that, with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, he takes
this opportunity to wish the Muslim community well at this important time.
Mubarak and may your day be filled with joy and happiness," he said.
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Issued by The Presidency