Eid message by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma
09 September 2010On behalf of the government and people of South Africa I am delighted to celebrate the end of Ramadan by wishing Muslims in South Africa and around the world a happy Eid ul-Fitr.
The 30 days of fasting require immense spiritual devotion and sacrifice. During this month the Muslim communities wilfully endure the plight experienced by the poor on a daily basis.
Throughout Ramadan Muslims collect and hand out zakat-ul-fitr, gifts to the needy, and this aspect involves non-Muslims as well to be part of this celebration. The spirit of working together to assist those less fortunate is exemplary and contributes immensely to building compassion, selflessness, sacrifice unity and social cohesion.
Upon this day let me wish all Muslims, Eid Mubarak.
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