President Professor Peter Mutharika and the First Lady Dr Getrude Mutharika have joined Malawians in celebrating Eid Ul- Fitr.
The State House Press Office says the first couple has expressed hope that Ramadan’s spiritual lessons and the Holy Prophet’s teachings of love, justice, fairness, equity, peaceful co-existence, honesty and dedication to duty will remain with all Malawians for the benefit and greater glory of the country.
“May the lessons and blessings of the Holy Month positively influence our attitude towards our country irrespective of religion; and as we celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr together with our 52nd independence anniversary, let us promote greater commitment to the three national pillars of patriotism, integrity and hardworking for the economic Independence of our mother Malawi.”
The first couple sincerely congratulates all men and women who have successfully undertaken the purifying Ramadan fast. According to the first couple, the lessons and blessings of the Holy Month positively influences Malawians attitude towards the country irrespective of religion.
“Gertrude and I join the Muslim community in the country on the occasion of this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations. We sincerely congratulate all men and women who have successfully undertaken the purifying Ramadan fast,” reads the statement.
The statement further says as the country celebrate Eid-ul-fitr together with the 52nd independence celebration, there is need to promote greater commitment to the three national pillars of patriotism, integrity and hardworking for the economic Independence of mother Malawi.
Meanwhile, Muslims in the country have been urged to continue praying for the country. President of Nikkah and other Islamic functions –NIFA, Mr Aman Kunje was speaking during EID-ul-Fitri prayers at Kamuzu Upper Stadium in Blantyre.
Kunje said this year’s Eid-ul-Fitri prayers have come at a time the country is celebrating independence celebrations and therefore asked Allah the almighty to bless and show his mercy on mother Malawi.