Written by Valerie Bunyasi
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Muslims and all Kenyans have been urged to take time during the Holy Month of Ramadhan to reflect and remember the suffering of others and show solidarity to each other.
Through a press release the UDF party has urged all Kenyans to unite and respect each other’s freedom of worship during this Ramadhan saying that the month of fasting is a place of exile from illusion and fashion and a pilgrimage deep into oneself.
“Ramadhan is a demonstration of freedom of worship where all men are free to profess their faith,” said the party Secretary General Mr. Abraham Limo adding that the month of fasting is a place of exile from illusion and fashion and a pilgrimage deep into oneself.
He urged all Muslims and Kenyans atlarge to foster peace, justice and unity following the recent spate of attacks targeting Kenyans which he said had tried to create a rift between Muslims and Christians by targeting worship places.
Mr. Limo urged all Muslims and Kenyans to foster peace, justice and unity during this holy month. “The recent spate of attacks targeting Kenyans has tried to create a rift between Muslims and Christians by attacking places of worship, but our enemies have failed miserably because they failed to understand that Kenyans for the longest time have lived in solidarity and tolerance of each other regardless of religion”, he added.
He commended the Muslim community for their swift condemnation of those cowardly acts thanking their leaders who came out to condole and support the bereaved families and for even going further to guard churches in Garissa.
Wishing all Muslims a peaceful and blessed Ramadhan Mr. Limo added that Kenyans from all religions and all walks of life understand that unity and solidarity is a shared interest to all.
“The show of unity by Muslim and Christian leaders is a major blow to our enemies who want to create a divide between these two religious communities” He concluded.
Each year, Muslims spend the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observing a community-wide fast. The annual fast of Ramadan is considered one of the five "pillars" of Islam. Muslims who are physically able are required to fast each day of the entire month, from sunrise to sunset. The evenings are spent enjoying family and community meals, engaging in prayer and spiritual reflection, and reading from the Qu'ran.
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