Telangana and Andhra Pradesh chief ministers have greeted Muslims at the beginning of the holy month of Ramzan.
On the auspicious occasion of the beginning of the fasting month with the sighting of a new crescent, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao extended greetings to the Muslim community in Telangana state and across the country.
KCR said that the auspicious month of Ramzan inculcates discipline, charity, and charitable thinking and inspires an ideal life. He said that the holy month of Ramzan inculcates spirituality through the recitation of the Quran, prayers, fasting, and charity programs like Zakat and Fitra.
The chief minister said in a statement that recitation of the Quran helps to understand the ultimate meaning of life. He wished that the holy month of Ramzan would bring light to the lives of the people and that all the people would prosper with happiness.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy also greeted Muslims in both the Telugu states at the beginning of Ramzan. He said that in Ramzan, during which the holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad, Muslims observe fast for the entire month with discipline to seek the mercy of Almighty Allah.
He observed that discipline, philanthropy, and spirituality are the key messages of Ramzan.
Reddy also noted that while observing the fast and spending the month with divine thought, Muslims spend a part of their wealth towards charity for the poor.
“Ramzan is the month which teaches eradication of bad feelings, injustice, and hatred and inspires one to work for the welfare of mankind,” he said.