Ramadan signifies peace and love - Dr. Bawumia

Ramadan signifies peace and love - Dr. Bawumia

- Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia hosted Iftar (breaking of Ramadan fast) at the Jubilee House

- The event was attended by senior clerics and leaders of the Muslim community including the Chief Imam

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia hosted senior clerics and leaders of the Muslim community including the Chief Imam at the Jubilee House on Thursday, June 7.

The vice president during the IFTAR (breaking of Ramadan fast) urged Ghanaians to live in harmony with one another.

IFTAR is an evening meal when Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast. IFTAR is one of the religious observances of Ramadan and is often done as a community with people gathering to break their fast together.

Ramadan signifies peace and love - Veep Dr. Bawumia

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

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Traditionally but not mandatory, three dates are eaten to break the fast in emulation of the Islamic Prophet Mohammed who broke his fast in this manner.

Ramadan signifies peace and love - Veep Dr. Bawumia

Samira Bawumia and other Muslim women praying. Credit: Facebook

Many Muslims believe that feeding someone IFTAR as a form of charity is very rewarding.

Ramadan signifies peace and love - Veep Dr. Bawumia

Ramadan signifies peace and love - Veep Dr. Bawumia

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Quranic recitations preceded the breaking of the fast after which a siren to mark the end of the day's fast.

Ramadan signifies peace and love - Veep Dr. Bawumia

Dr. Bawumia and National Chief Imam

Also present at the ceremony are Members of Parliament led by the Chairman of the Muslim Caucus, Ben Abdallah.

Ramadan signifies peace and love - Veep Dr. Bawumia

Ramadan signifies peace and love - Veep Dr. Bawumia

Others include the Minister of Inner City and Zongo Development, Boniface Abubakar, former President of the National House of Chiefs, Professor Naa Nabila.

Ramadan signifies peace and love - Veep Dr. Bawumia

Leaders of the Christian community, representatives across the political divide as well as a cross section of Ghanaians were also present.

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