ISLAMABAD: The president, the prime minister and the army chief on Saturday expressed felicitations for the people of Pakistan and Muslims all over the world on the beginning of the holy month of Ramazan
President Mamnoon Hussain, in his message, said, “Besides bringing the believers closer to Allah, fasting is a sources of social reformation as well as social development.”
The president hoped that the believers would be able to appease Allah Almighty during this month of blessings. “Every act of worship in Islam causes the spiritual purification but prayers, fasting, Hajj and Zakat are also beneficial for people's training as well as the welfare of society,” he said.
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"However, fasting is the only worship that has no external aspect as it is the matter only between Allah and the worshipper," he said. “We should pass this holy month of Ramazan with the passion by taking care of the poor by making them self-reliant.”
The president also called for special prayers for the protection and betterment of the soldiers fighting the forces spreading anarchy and lawlessness in the country.
And Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his message, extended his greetings to the countrymen and urged them to inculcate in them the characteristics of unity, tolerance, sincerity and human respect to fight the negative mindset.
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The prime minister said, “Fasting is not merely meant to stay hungry or thirsty rather it is all about inner purification.”
He urged the people to make special arrangements during the month to assist the poor and the needy people.
He also thanked Allah for bestowing him another opportunity to get blessings of the holy month, adding, “Fasting is not only an act of worship rather it is a way of life meant to bring righteousness and discipline.”
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He said, "In light of Allah's directives, the believer keeps him away from consuming everything during the holy month, which otherwise is permissible. Such a training is meant to make the worshippers strong and steadfast to enable them fight all challenges in their lives."
The prime minister said fasting also taught how to fight social evils and make society healthy, pure and loving.
Meanwhile, Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa, wished ‘Ramazan Mubarak’ to the people of Pakistan and Muslims across the globe.
COAS conveys 'Ramzan Mubarak' to people of Pakistan and Muslims across the globe. "May Allah continue His blessings upon us - Amen" COAS.— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) May 27, 2017
In a message tweeted by the Director General Inter-Service Public Relations, General Qamar prayed, “May Allah continue His blessings upon us!” APP (With additional input from News Desk)
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