Ramadan is the month of fasting. But there is so much more to fasting than demonstrating tolerance towards hunger and thirst.
About the Ramadan celebration the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “those who kill, commit suicide, assassinate or terrorise people in this month are not Muslim because they don’t care about God and the Prophet, and are not committed to Sharia law and the principles and magnitude of Ramadan.”
The Islamic Assembly of Haj and Islamic Affairs Minister, Said Mofti Hijatullah, explained that “the aim of Ramadan is not only to stop eating and drinking, but to aim towards virtue, to stop cruelty and to improve our behaviour, making this month an example for the remaining 11 months of the year.”
This is a month of charity and forgiveness, a month for those who have chosen the misled path and have become enemies of Afghanistan, to come to their senses and realise that their leadership has talked of reconciliation. An offer of peace and reconciliation has been made, so they should not turn their backs on it.
Ramadan is the month of peace and reconciliation whereby disputes must be dismantled and removed to purify the human heart.