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Ramadan Unites People

The Indonesian Embassy in Suva hosted members of the Indonesian community and some members the Fiji Muslim League in celebrating Ramadan last Friday night. The Ambassador, Gary Jusuf, said it
06 Jul 2015 15:08
Ramadan Unites People
Members of the Indonesian and local communities enjoy the food as they break their fast at the Indonesian Embassy. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

The Indonesian Embassy in Suva hosted members of the Indonesian community and some members the Fiji Muslim League in celebrating Ramadan last Friday night.

The Ambassador, Gary Jusuf, said it was a tradition at the embassy to invite members of the Muslim community to celebrate Ramadan.

‘It is celebrated around the world,” Mr Jusuf said.

“We have invited members of the Fiji Muslim League, the seamen who are working here in Fiji and also Indonesian people who are working in other places in Fiji.

“The intention is to have a close relationship with our Muslim friends. We pray together and observe our fast together.”

Muslims in Fiji joined millions around the world in observing Ramadan.

“I convey my heartfelt congratulation to all our Muslim brothers for observing the fast on the Ramadan month. Since it our holy month, we do not eat food and drink water from 5am to 6pm in the evening. It’s very challenging,” he said.

The Ramadan is a period of self-purification when Muslims strictly follow the commandment of God and to ask for God’s mercy, forgiveness and blessing. It is also a time of self-examination, sacrifice, love and consideration for others.

Feedback: paulini.ratulailai@fijisun.com.fj

 


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