2018 Ramadan message from Muslim African leaders

Ramadan kicked off barely a week ago with different leaders across the world extending greetings of the season to Muslims.

In the first part of this series, we shared the Ramadan message of non-Muslim African leaders – from South Africa to Togo, Kenya to Botswana, Ghana to Ethiopia.

This time around, we are sharing the messages shared by Muslim African leaders as the period started. Egypt to Nigeria, Senegal to Ivory Coast, Gabon through to Tanzania.

Translation: “Blessed Ramadan, and every year, may we be in goodness.”

Translation: “I wish an excellent Ramadan to all our fellow Muslims. Let Allah guide you and this holy month brings you serenity, joy and prosperity.”

Transalation: “Happy Ramadan to all Muslims, may this month be a month of peace, generosity and sharing.”

Translation: “I wish all Muslims, in Gabon and in the world, a good start to Ramadan. That the spirit of sharing, openness and tolerance animates us during this privileged moment. Our nation is diverse and respects all beliefs; It is a precious asset to preserve.”


President Muhammadu Buhari sends his greetings and best wishes to Muslims in Nigeria and across the world as they commence the 30-day Ramadan fast.

In his message to the nation on the beginning of the Ramadan, the President says fasting is not just merely meant to stay hungry or thirsty, but an opportunity to strive for inner purification and self-accountability.

“It is meant to inculcate righteousness and discipline,” he says.

President Buhari enjoins fasting Muslims to increase their love for humanity, acts of charity, kindness, generosity and gratitude. He says the Holy Prophet Muhammad used to spend very generously on the poor and the needy during this period, and urges Muslims in the country and all over the world to copy the good example.

He calls on Muslims and all Nigerians to always remember men and women who are less fortunate than themselves and to help the government in confronting the challenges facing the nation.

The President prays Allah to grant all Muslims the strength to successfully complete the fasting period.

Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
May 16, 2018.



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