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Celebration of Eid-el-Fitr in Bujumbura city


Apr 12, 2024

BUJUMBURA, April 12nd (ABP) – As part of the celebration of the Eid-el-Fitr festival, Muslims gathered on Wednesday April 10 on different grounds located in Bujumbura city to pray and give thanks to God who protected them during the 30 days of fasting (of Ramadhan), indicated Mr. Hassan Nyamweru, senior advisor to the sheikhs of Burundi.

In an interview with the press, Mr. Nyamweru said that the celebration of that holiday marks the end of fasting for all Muslims. He noted that it is a good opportunity to give thanks to God who guided and protected them during the days of fasting. It is also a good opportunity to share food with the poor who have nothing, whether Muslims or non-Muslims, he stressed.

Mr. Nyamweru returned to the good initiatives which marked the days of fasting. He clarified that during that time, Muslims must pray, help each other, obey and take good initiatives in favor of the poor. He challenged them to always do those good deeds which marked that period of fasting even in the days to come. He also indicated that Muslims must obey God, men as the religion stipulates.

Concerning the problems observed in the country linked to floods and the rise in food prices, the senior adviser to the sheikhs in Burundi declared that Burundians must change their behaviour and abandon bad practices, such as sins, so that God can intervene in the face of difficulties.

Asked what message to send to Muslims during the electoral period, Mr. Nyamweru called on Muslims to respond massively to the 2025 elections because, he explained, before being Muslims, they are Burundians.