Tokayev, Nazarbayev Congratulate Citizens on the End of Ramadan

As the Holy Month of Ramadan came to an end, Muslims around the world, and in Kazakhstan, celebrated Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid, on Sunday May 24.

Kazakhstan is a Muslim-majority country. Muslims make up 70.2 percent of the country’s population. Photo credit: Leyla Kabdi

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated his fellow citizens on the occasion. 

“Oraza Ait (Eid al-Fitr in Kazakh) embodies kindness and blessing, a continuation of the Holy Month of Ramadan imbued with a spirit of renewal and self-improvement. Traits that are inseparably linked with mercy – humanity, kind-heartedness, modesty, and respectful attitudes, are the basis of our national character. We should instill them in the young generation as firm life principles,” said Tokayev, stressing that this is the time when Muslim communities take care of each other, offer a helping hand, and support the needy. 

“Such good deeds strengthen the solidarity and unity of the people. Thanks to the patience and unity of our fellow citizens, it is the month of Ramadan when we managed to finally stabilize the pandemic,” said Tokayev.  

In a statement, Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the holiday unites people of all religions. 

“Islam calls for peace, unity, and stability, and these values are held not only by Muslims,” said Nazarbayev. 

Strengthening these traditions and honoring moral ideals, he added, will ensure the country’s stable and firm development.

 For more coverage on how the Holy Month of Ramadan was celebrated in Kazakhstan this year, keep your eye on The Astana Times.

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