President: Devote more time this Ramadan to religious practices

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has called on the public to devote more time this Ramadan to religious practices, including the performance of the daily and the Tarawih prayers, and recitation of the Holy Quran.

He made the appeal in an annual address Wednesday, on occasion of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

In his address, President Solih said Ramadan is a time to promote compassion, embrace the Islamic values of generosity and empathy, and devote more time to religious practices, including making dua.

It is also a time to rid ourselves of immoral deeds, rekindle familial and unneighborly bonds, and strive towards the righteous path, he said.

President Solih emphasized that the most powerful spiritual lesson of the month is to revive the bond with the Almighty Allah while promoting peace, kinship, and kindness in society.

He concluded his address by praying for the blessings and spiritual rewards of the holy month for the Islamic Ummah.