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Marcos wishes Muslim community a solemn Ramadan

Marcos wishes Muslim community ‘meaningful, solemn’ Ramadan

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – On Sunday, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. welcomed the holy month of Ramadan alongside the Muslim population.

“I am in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters in the country and all over the world on the occasion of Ramadan,” President Marcos said in his message.

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims observe fasting and abstain from worldly pleasures as a means of spiritual discipline and deepening their connection with Allah.

The president said the demonstration of Muslims’ faith allows them to create a stronger community bond.

“Ramadan holds special significance as it reminds us of the rich diversity of our cultural and religious tapestry in the Philippines,” he said.

“It is with no doubt that our Muslim brothers and sisters have made invaluable contributions to our nation’s history and heritage, shaping our beloved motherland into the diverse and united country it is today,” Marcos added.

The President hopes that Ramadan will strengthen kinship, foster forgiveness for past grievances, and allow a spirit of harmony.

“Together, let us build a future where love and understanding prevail, and the light of hope shines brightly for all,” Marcos said.

“I wish everyone a meaningful and solemn celebration,” the president added.

Around 8:30 p.m., the Bangsamoro Darul-Ifta published a notice that since the moon was not visible on Sunday night, March 12 will mark the official start of Ramadan.

The primary responsibility of the Darul Ifta is to issue fatwas, or legal rulings, about Islamic personal rules. Different areas in the region held simultaneous moon-sighting events.


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