President Joyce Banda has said Ramadan- currently underway – is the month which demonstrates the true spirit of Islam.
Banda said this on Monday at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre when she hosted about 370 Muslim women to celebrate the Islamic holy month of Ramadan with a dinner.
The meal, or iftar, breaks the day of fasting when Muslim families and communities eat together after sunset.
According to assistant State House press officer, Fally Ngalauka, President Banda said Ramadan is a time of reflection, a chance to demonstrate ones devotion to God through prayer and through fasting.
The President also told the women that Ramadan is also a time for family and friends to come together.
“In this time when you are fasting it is good to sit together and share word of God, as you are praying it is important to pray for our nation so that it propsers,” President Banda told the women.
She encouraged Muslims to fast to show devotion to God.
Banda paid tribute to those who are sacrificing the day-to-day luxurie through fasting during this period, wishing them “Ramadan Kareem!”