‘Keep each other safe’ – Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ebrahim’s message on Ramadhan

As the entire Muslim ummah observe the holy month of Ramadhan, Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod B. Ebrahim urged the Bangsamoro people to “keep each other safe” amidst the Covid-19 pandemic still being faced.
In his message on Monday (April 12), the chief minister reiterated that just like year the month of fasting must be observed differently than what has been accustomed to because of the global health crisis.

“Like most of you, I wish things were under better circumstances, but we have one common duty right now and that is to keep each other safe,” he said.

Ebrahim cited the holiness of Ramadhan being filled with historic and spiritual importance for Muslims as it was the time the Holy Qur’an was revealed and fasting on this month has virtues.

 “Ramadhan is truly a time of reflection, discipline, and faith to the Almighty Allah,” he said.

“As a people, I know that together, we can surpass the challenges that we face today. And of course, I pray that we become one in advancing our shared aspirations as one Bangsamoro – to rebuild our region, to live in peace and to pass on a better life to those who will follow,” the chief minister underscored.

The Bangsamoro Darul Ifta declared that the start of Ramadhan 2021 is on Tuesday, the 13th day of April based on the result of moonsighting on Sunday wherein the crescent was not sighted. 

According to the Bangsamoro lnter Agency Task Force on Covid-19, the autonomous region has 4,424 total cases and 168 deaths as of April 13, 2021.

The Bangsamoro health authorities keep on reminding the Bangsamoro people to continue observing the health protocols to avoid the spread of corona virus.