The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has urged all parties to the conflict to respect the holy month of Ramadan and seize conflict in a bid to Afghan families to worship in peace.
“On behalf of the United Nations in Afghanistan I would like to present my best wishes for the Holy month of Ramadan, a time of reverence and peace,” the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative for AFghanistan, Nicholas Haysom said.
The UN Special Envoy further added that “I sincerely hope that the people of Afghanistan will be able to use this time for reflection, patience and tolerance.”
“Most especially during Ramadan, I call upon all parties to the conflict to respect this month and allow Afghan families to worship in peace,” Haysom added.
“Observed in a spirit of peace and compassion, can help pave the way for a sustainable peace in Afghanistan,” Haysom said, adding that “The United Nations continues to stand with the people of Afghanistan in their quest for security, stability and prosperity.”
The Afghanistan Supreme Court has declared Monday, the 6th of June, the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
The announcement by the Supreme Court of Afghanistan followed by an announcement by Saudi Arabi’s Supreme Court which said June 6th is the friday fo Ramadan.
The Saudi Supreme Court confirmed that the declaration followed after the moon crescent was seen.
According to reports, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Palestinian territories have also confirmed seeing the Ramadan moon crescent and declared Monday as the first day of the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims.