English translation by Editorial Staff
My dear citizens! In a few days, the blessed month of Ramadan will start. Ramadan is celebrated with full faith and respect across the world. The sociological and collective aspect of fasting is that when a person experiences hunger himself, he comes to realize the hunger of others. When he is thirsty, he realizes the thirst of others.
This is an opportunity to remember the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad and his message. It is our responsibility to follow the path of equality and brotherhood as morals from the Prophet’s life.
Once, a person asked the Prophet: “which is the best action in Islam?’ The esteemed Prophet said: ‘feeding a poor and needy and meeting everyone affectionately, whether you know him or not. The Prophet Muhammad believed in the twin principles of knowledge and action. He never had pride of anything; he used to say that ego always defeats the knowledge.
The esteemed Prophet Muhammad believed that if you possessed anything more than your requirement, then you should donate it to the needy. That is why the concept of charity is important during Ramadan. People give donations to the poor in this auspicious month. The Prophet Muhammad believed that a person is rich by his pure spirit, not by his money and wealth.
I congratulate all people of India on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan and I hope that this occasion will bring peace and prosperity to all.