VP Howard-Taylor identifies with Islamic Community at the start of month of fast and prayer; urges Muslim leaders to uphold the ideals of peace and respect as dictated by Islam.

Monday, 21st May 2018
VP Taylor on Ramadan visits
VP Taylor on Ramadan visits
Photo Credit: VP Press Pics

Monrovia, Liberia - As Liberian Muslims begin a month-long of fast and prayer, Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor has identified with the Islamic Community in Liberia.


 According to a release from the office of the Vice President, VP Howard-Taylor called on members of the Islamic faith to pray for the nation as they go through their month-long fast and prayer.

The Ramadan fast is one of the five pillars of Islam and must be observed by adult Muslims.


Speaking Saturday, May, 19, 2018, when she donated 100 bags of rice to the Benson Street Mosque, the Liberian Vice President also called on Muslim leaders to uphold the ideals of peace and respect as dictated by Islam.


A release quotes the Vice President as saying that the donation was her personal initiative meant to identify with Muslims during this period of fast and prayer.


The Ramadan began Since Wednesday, May 16, 2018 and all Muslims are expected to fast and pray from sunrise to sunset.


Receiving the donation, the Chief Imam of Liberia Ali Krayee thanked the Vice President on behalf of the Islamic Community for donation and prayed that the Almighty God will bless the Vice President and the government as they embark on the development agenda of the country.


At the same time, the Liberian Vice President has donated 25bags of 50kg rice to the mission of Hope orphanage in Johnsonville, District number 2 Montserrado County.


The Vice President and family members as well as office staff have also been touring the refurbished facility of the National Museum of Liberia located on Broad and Ashmun Streets.


According to the release, VP Howard-Taylor who was taken on a guided tour of the facility said she was impressed with the present level of transformation at the museum but emphasized the need for an annex to accommodate more of the country’s history.