Jeddah, 23 March 2023
H.E. Hissein Brahim Taha, Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), shared his greetings and well wishes with Muslims worldwide on the advent of the blessed month of Ramadan 1444 AH.
On this joyous occasion, Brahim Taha congratulated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the host country, extending his best wishes to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He also shared his warmest greetings with their Majesties, Highnesses, and Excellences leaders of the OIC Member States.
In this holy month, the Secretary-General recalled the challenges faced by Muslim refugees in Syria, Bangladesh, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other Islamic countries that have witnessed recent calamities, praying to Allah Almighty that the blessed month be a blessing that relieves them of the ordeals they have gone through.
The Secretary-General also implored Allah Almighty to free the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and support all the people of Palestine in their daily confrontations with the Israeli occupation and that Ramadan be a space of hope and goodness for all Muslims and a way out from their tragedies and crises.
The Secretary-General stressed the lofty meanings of the holy month, including the feelings of inter-dependence, synergy, and solidarity integrated with the OIC principles and objectives, asking Allah Almighty that the holy month be a space of worship and an affirmation of the tolerance of Islam, and convergence and charity among all Muslims.