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COTABATO CITY—The Bangsamoro Government joined the entire Muslim community today, April 22, in the celebration of Eid’l Fitr which capped the month-long observance of Ramadhan.
On Thursday night, April 20, the Bangsamoro Grand Mufti Abuhuraira Udasan of Darul Ifta (BDI) issued a religious edict, confirming today’s Eid’l Fitr celebration in the Philippines, which marked the commencement of the venerated month.
With hundreds of Islam believers attending the congregational prayer inside the government center in this city, Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim personally sent his greetings to the entire Muslim community.
“On behalf of the Bangsamoro Government, I am pleased to send our warm greetings to the entire Muslim Ummah on the occasion of Eid’l Fitr 1444,” the head of the regional government said.
Ebrahim emphasized in his message that the completion of the month-long period of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer is “an opportune time of jubilation and festivity and a time to gather with family and friends to share in the blessings of this feast of breaking the fast”.
“As we celebrate this day, let us remember the true message of Ramadan. Let us reaffirm our commitment to the tenets of mercy, patience, and charity that have been nurtured in us all during this holy month,” he added.
The Chief Minister also urged everyone to continue to embody moral principles in their daily lives and to work towards building a more peaceful and prosperous Bangsamoro guided by Moral Governance.
“Let us all work together to build a community based on justice, equality, and respect for all, regardless of ethnicity or background; after all, we are part of the same Bangsamoro family,” he further said.
Ramadhan—the 9th month in the Hijri Calendar (popularly known as Muslim Calendar) was observed in the entire region with various activities, including the yearly trade fair, social activities, and religious gatherings on top of the regular operations of the Bangsamoro Government. (Abdullah Matucan/BIO)