JUBA – South Sudan’s Vice President for Service Cluster, Hussein Abdelbagi Akol and Presidential Advisor on Security joined the rest of Muslims in South Sudan at Medam Zahraa in Juba to celebrate Eid el-fitr, marking the end of holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Eid al-Fitr is the earlier of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam. The religious holiday is celebrated by Muslims worldwide because it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.
The day is marked with sacrifices of an animal, usually a goat, sheep or cow, and they distributes the meat among neighbors, family members and poor.
Speaking during Eid el-fitr ceremony in Juba this morning, Abdelbagi called on the Muslims to put their difference aside and embrace peace.
“We call on the Muslims to forget about the differences among themselves and the government of South Sudan is ready to support them,” Abdelbagi said.
Abdelbagi urged the Muslims to organized end of holy month Ramadan dinner in the state.
“Muslim should organize Ramadan dinner in the streets and feed the needy with the dinner and they will experience the blessing of Allah,” he said.
Judo Kuol believed that this Eid al-Adha will bring lasting peace and prosperity in South Sudan.
“I am very happy today (Monday) because it is Eid Al-Adha and I wish Eid al-Adha will bring peace and prosperity in South Sudan and we want our people to stop fighting,” Kuol told Sudans Post this morning.
Jamal Abukar urged government of Sudan and South Sudan to reopen the border between the two countries to allow free movement of people and their goods.
“The two citizens of Sudan and South Sudan wants the borders to be reopened to allow free movement of people and their goods across the borders in order to boost the trade relation between the two sisterly countries,” Jamal said.