It is the end of the holy month of Ramadhwani, the head of state, Azali Assoumani, addressed the nation. An opportunity for him to express his good health and happiness:
Comorians, Comorians, My dear compatriots,
I would like to address to you all, my dear compatriots, in the country and in the Diaspora, my warm congratulations and my best wishes for good health and happiness for yourselves, your families and your loved ones, on the occasion of the end of the month of Ramadan and the celebration of Eid-Al-Fitr.
I join my prayers to yours, that Allah the Merciful may grant to our country, as well as to the brother countries of the Islamic Umma and to all friendly countries, peace, security, harmony, progress and prosperity.
I give thanks to Allah for all he does to our country and, in particular, throughout this holy month that we lived in peace and in which the products of primary necessity were available.
My dear compatriots,
It is an exceptional month of Ramadan that has just ended and a special Eid-Al-Fitr feast that we are about to celebrate.
We have just spent our first month of Ramadan, without the Darsat and the presence of our very regrouping Mufti Said Toihir Ben Ahmed Maoulana.
It is therefore today a new opportunity to pray that Allah the Merciful will grant His great mercy and eternal paradise to him who for decades has taught us moral education, knowledge of the Holy Quran and Islamic sciences and served our country and its people.
This year, we also had an extraordinary Ramadan for all Muslims, which took place in the context of the Coronavirus.
Thus, in this month of Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam, marked by fasting and prayer and , which is traditionally a period of sharing, gatherings, conviviality and large gatherings in mosques, and night prayers of the Tarawih and Witr, we had to adapt the rites of this month, to the measures taken and the gestures barriers, the suspension of collective prayers and curfew, dictated by the need to protect ourselves against the spread of COVID-19.
I would like to thank you for the discipline, respect for the measures taken and the practice of the barrier gestures you have adopted throughout this period and I ask you to continue to observe them with even more rigour, in the days, weeks and months to come.
It is this health context that also dictates the same caution on the occasion of Eid-El-Fitr.
So we must avoid, as far as possible, physical contacts and gatherings during this feast, as recommended by the Mufti of the Republic, in the Fatwa he issued on this subject.
o let’s pray and celebrate Eid-El-Fitr at home, as a family.
My dear compatriots,
In the war we declared to COVID-19, we must remain lucid and not lose sight of the fragility of our country and our health system.
We must remain united, in reflection and action, in the interest of our country.
Discipline, solidarity in action, responsible behaviour, respect for decisions taken, instructions given and gestures barriers, must be our watchwords.
It is in this context that I will address you very shortly.
We must and we can come out of it, stronger and even more determined to move our country forward, as we have claimed, on the path of emergence, and to build a more just, democratic and supportive society.
May this day of Eid-Al-Fitr be for us and the whole of the Islamic Umma, a day of invocations for Allah Almighty, in His great Mercy, assist us in our common action, committed to fighting, overcoming and overcoming the serious crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and with God’s help, reconnecting with hope.
Let us pray that Allah will make us return to His house, the mosque and so that we can Insha-Allah, Insha-Allah, celebrate the next Ide el Kabir, in normality and conviviality.
Thank you very much.