President Klaus Iohannis has sent a message on Sunday to the Muslim community in Romania, on the occasion of the beginning of Ramadan month. The President said it is “a period of reflection on the revealed message of the Qur’an, which emphasizes the values of tolerance, generosity and respect for diversity, as the foundation of good coexistence.”
The members of the Muslim community in Romania have celebrated on Monday, May 6, at 3.45 am, the beginning of the Holy Month of Ramadan, a period when believers are forbidden to feed and hydrate from dawn to sunset, informs the Head of the Muslim Cult in Romania, Mufti Muurat Iusuf, capital.ro informs.
“On the occasion of Ramadan, I send a warm greeting to the entire Muslim community in Romania. Ramadan’s fasting is a period of reflection on the revealed message of the Qur’an, which emphasizes the values of tolerance, generosity and respect for diversity, as the foundation of good cohabitation. I firmly believe that in Romania the inter-confessional and interethnic dialogue makes a significant contribution to the consolidation of the democratic path of our society, inspiring us to build a better future together with the younger generation, in prosperity and mutual understanding,” the message sent by President Klaus Iohannis reads, according to a press release from the Presidential Administration.
The month of Ramadan signifies, in the Islamic religion, the beginning of the revelation of the Holy Quran by Angel Gavril to Prophet Muhammad, an event that is believed to have taken place on the Holy Night of Kadir, the 27th night of the Holy Month of Ramadan, in the Hira Cave on Mount Nur, near the city of Mecca, in year 610, a revelation that lasted 23 years.