News day / In his Eid-Ul-Fitr message to the country, the President said the Holy period of Ramadan helps build and sustain cohesion, cooperation and holistic neighbourly living between and among families and communities through the daily Iftar celebrations at Masjids around the country.
He said it must be a nostalgic moment for the Islamic community as it reflects on the many relationships forged and bonds strengthened with friends and family.
The President said Islam reminds all citizens of their duty and responsibility to serve one another, especially those less fortunate and to do so graciously, without fanfare and with compassion.
He added that this was especially important because of the passage of Tropical Storm Bret, which has left widespread damage across the country with many families in need. He said citizens are called upon to come together, help each other and rebuild, through a philosophy of genuine community.
Today, many of our citizens are faced with great financial loss, unemployment, emotional hardship, displacement and a sense of hopelessness, he said, adding that, It is not easy, for there are many quietly suffering in the trenches of our society. We must therefore, draw guidance, sustenance and hope from the teachings of Islam and Almighty Allah the Beneficent.
TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO: Practise good and wholesome values
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