JUBA — South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit has urged Muslims community in South Sudan to pray for peace across the country during Eid el-Fitr season.
In a statement seen by Sudans Post this morning, Kiir told Muslims community to seize the opportunity of Eid el-Fitr to offer prayers for unity, and stability of South Sudan.
“On a day like this, we are reminded to recommit ourselves to prayers. It is also the day we take the opportunity to pray for peace and forgiveness s a country,” Kiir said in a statement on Eid el-Fitr message on Monday.
Kiir urged the Muslims to use Eid el Fitr to renew their determination to uphold God’s teaching and help the needy.
“After a month-long show of devotion characterized by fasting, charity and self-accountability to God, Muslims emerged during this sacred day with renewed determination to uphold God’s teaching and to help the needy in their midst,” Kiir said.
“As Muslims brothers and sisters join Muslims around the world in celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan, my family and I send our heartfelt wishes on this important event in the Islamic faith,” he added.
He stressed the need for both Muslims and Christians to embrace peaceful co-existence.
“As you open your families’ door to your friends and neighbors during this Eid el Fitr festivities, let the joy and happiness radiating from this celebration amplify the message of peace and forgiveness within our communities,” he said.