Member of Parliament for Chaguanas West, Dinesh Rambally. Photo courtesy Trinidad and Tobago Parliament.
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad--As the holy month of Ramadan begins it is a time of reflection and an occasion to reset values to make the country a better place for one and all.
This is a message by Chaguanas West Member of Parliament (MP) Dinesh Rambally, not only for the Muslims of Trinidad and Tobago who will commence fasting for the month of Ramadan, but for every citizen.
Rambally hopes that the fasting month will be “a rewarding and spiritually uplifting experience for everyone.”
“The importance of this Holy Month is perfectly described in the Holy Qur’an in Sura Al-Baqarah 2:18 which states: “The month of Ramadan [is that – Ed.] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So, whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and [wants] for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that [to] which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful,” Rambally said.
“The Muslim community have much to be hopeful of through their efforts not only during Ramadan, but their charitable actions and recognition of the plight of the less fortunate in society, serving as a shining lesson for all in our country,” he added.
Rambally said Trinidad and Tobago is currently beset by “myriad problems of poor governance, unemployment, rampant crime and rising murders, school violence and horrific incidents of child abuse. But through faith, hope and hard work I believe there is no challenge that we as a people cannot overcome.” ~ Trinidad and Tobago Guardian ~