Ramadan Message from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

In his Ramadan Message, Abiy Ahmed encouraged Ethiopian Muslims to practice social distancing and other COVID 19 prevention measures

Ramadan Message _ Ethiopia _ Abiy Ahmed
PM Abiy Ahmed conveying his Radaman Message on April 23, 2020 . Photo : EBC

borkena
April 23, 2020

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has conveyed Ramadan message, live video,on Thursday for the Muslims’ Holy Month of Ramadan which is starting on Friday. 

Expressing his best wishes and noting that Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islamic faith, he said “The great Ramadan month is holy. A month of prayer and spirituality.”



Through his message, Abiy demonstrated that he has a good grasp of the basics of the faith. “The night the Holy Quran was sent down from Heaven is called ‘Yemewosegniyiyatu lelit’  [Night of Decree]. A good deed during that night is worth more than good deeds of thousands of months,” he said. 

His video message is longer than 12 minutes.  Normally, best wish message on the occasion of Ramadan would have focused on Ramadan only, he said.  “This year’s Ramadan is happening at a time when the world is affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and practicing social distancing, staying at home and avoiding  handshakes”

He recalled that places of worship closed the world over,  citing that Islamic teaching authorities have  okayed prayer from home until the pandemic is eradicated. 

Moreover, he said that Prophet Mohammed has taught about precaution measures in the event of a pandemic like Coronavirus, and we need to strictly practice it at this time. 

“I have full confidence that followers of the Islamic faith will cooperate with health professionals to isolate infected persons,” he added. 

The prime minister also conveyed economic messages. Pointing out the economic slow down due to the Coronavirus, he said that citizens need to play their part to support the government’s effort to minimize the negative economic impacts of the pandemic and that the Holy month of Ramadan is a good opportunity for that. For him, practices like that are in line with the concepts of Zakat and Sadaqah. 



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One Response to "Ramadan Message from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed"

  1. The transitional's leader : Abadula Gemeda   April 24, 2020 at 1:41 am

    Enough messages time to give press conferences or debates with competitor parties. Peacock is a territorial violent bird that got a herd mentality which is violent against those humans , things or animals found near the herd, while peacock by nature is shy and peaceful when found one peacock alone. That’s why tedemer tedemer preaching and avoiding press conferences or avoiding debates is the Abiy Ahmed’s way since he is nothing by himself. He got no substance . I wish Abiy Ahmed against Lidetu Ayalew or any other sane Ethiopian stand in a debate now so people really know how the nutty professor Alemayehu Gebremariam errand boy Abiy Ahmed just bubbles what Professor Alemayehu Gebremariam coaches him , he lacks originality. He just copied his enemies he was hunting down while working at INSA to get rehabilitated into the palace save his behind from justice by turning against his own party the OPDO.

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