Jeddah, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen congratulated all Muslims in the world on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan 1442H.
Dr. Al-Othaimeen expressed his congratulations to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the host country, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the President of the Islamic Summit; and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. He also expressed his congratulations to their Majesties, Highnesses and Excellences leaders of the OIC Member States.
OIC Secretary General called on Muslims to imbibe the core teachings of Ramadan and let its lessons of self-discipline and rigor continue to guide their conduct beyond the glorious month, taking all the required precautionary measures to help curb the tide of coronavirus. “Protecting ourselves and others, by proactively observing preventive measures, including social distancing, is one of the fundamentals and ultimate purposes of Islam,” Al-Othaimeen further stressed.
He added: “We need to cling to the true spirit of Ramadan and cherish what it stands for, receiving it with the good morals of moderation and tolerance, and showcasing togetherness with Muslims living in refugee camps and shelters. We have to keep their plight, at this difficult time of the pandemic, in our hearts and prayers during Ramadan and beyond”.
Moreover, the OIC Secretary General invited Muslims in non-Member States to manifest the ethos and values of the month of Ramadan, listening to and heeding the call of Muslim scholars to perform Ramadan prayers and rituals at home, as may be prescribed in their countries of residence, observing the tenets of this glorious month with generosity and positivity.
Source: Saudi Press Agency