Statement By The Prime Minister On The Occasion Of Ramadan

PR On behalf of the Government and People of our beautiful nation, I  extend best wishes to members of the Muslim community in Grenada, and around the  world, in welcoming the blessed month of Ramadan. 

Ramadan is the month in which Muslims believe the Quran was revealed to Prophet  Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. It is therefore a time when Muslims reflect upon the  responsibility that human beings have to one another, and to God Almighty. 

Although Ramadan is a time when families gather, friends host iftars (breaking of fast),  and meals are shared; Ramadan is also a time of intense devotion and reflection – a time  when Muslims fast during the day and perform prayers at night, reciting and listening to  the entire Quran over the course of the month. 

This reminds us of principles that we hold in common. Fasting, for example, is a concept  shared by many faiths, including our own Christian faith.  

Ramadan is a time to bring people closer to God Almighty, a time to take account of where  our life is headed, and to adjust; accordingly, and a time to be able to relate to those  among us who are hungry, because we feel it too. 

We wish our Muslim brothers and sisters a blessed and peaceful Ramadan. Ramadan  Mubarak. May God’s peace be upon you.