Kiir Urges Muslim Community to Pray for Peace

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardit/Courtesy photo

As Muslim communities celebrate Ramadan festivities, South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has called on locals to pray for peace and forgiveness in the country.

Yesterday, the Muslim brothers and sisters across South Sudan joined Muslims around the world to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

In a press release seen on the President’s webpage, Kiir sent his heartfelt wishes to them on the important event in the Islamic faith.

“After a month-long show of devotion characterized by fasting, charity and self-accountability to God, Muslims emerged during this sacred day with the renewed determination to uphold God’s teaching and to help the needy in their midst,” the statement said.

Kiir in the statement said that, “Ramadan festival reminded us to recommit ourselves to prayers citing that it is the day we take the opportunity to pray for peace and forgiveness as a country and that the country will only move forward if we embrace peaceful co-existence and forgiveness”.

“As you open your families’ doors to your friends and neighbors during this Eid al Fitr festivities, let the joy and happiness from this celebration amplify the message and peace and forgiveness within our communities. May we all be guided by the spirit of community unity on this day, to those partaking of this momentous occasion, I once again wish you a very joyous Eid El Mubarak,” the press release said.  

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