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The Afghanistan Shia Ulamas council:

The media should respect the holy Ramadan month and Muslim people

The media should respect the holy Ramadan month and Muslim people
Kabul, (AVA)- Congratulating on Ramadan month approaching, the Afghanistan Shia Ulamas council addressed all kind of media in Afghanistan to respect the holy Ramadan month and Afghan Muslim people through controlling their programs.

The council asked the Afghanistan merchants to put their especial efforts in bringing down the foodstuffs and good price in Ramadan month.

The context of the Afghanistan Shia Ulamas council statement is as below:

یاایها الذین آمنوا کتب علیکم الصیام کما کتب علی الذین من قبلکم لعلکم تعقلون
(Surat Al-Baqara, Verse 183) 
Afghanistan Muslim nation! Congratulate you on Ramadan month approaching. This is the month named "God feast", "The month of blessings and forgiveness" and we are sure that Afghan Muslim nation will benefit from this month much more than previous years.

According to Hadiths, Ramadan month is called "The spring of Quran" since it was sent to creatures in this month. Therefore, reciting Quran, praying, staying up the Laylat al-Qadr and saying 1000 Raka'ats of praying, unit of prayer consisting of postures standing, will be responded by great rewards of God.

Iftari party, inviting the fast people, and helping poor and needy people are also most admired actions in this month.

We recommend all Afghans as below:

1. Media should respect Ramadan month and Muslim nation and make programs according to Ramadan circumstances. 

2. Merchants should put their especial efforts in bringing down the foodstuffs and good price in Ramadan month. 

3. The Afghan state officials try to pave the way for fast people to pray comfortably. 

4. Religious scholars and experts should try to keep the mosques crowded and preach the holy month admired activities.
Source : Afghan Voice Agency (AVA), Kabul
Monday 8 July 2013 12:15
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