TEHRAN, May. 27 (Press Shia) – In separate congratulatory messages to the heads of the Islamic countries on the onset of Ramadan, President Rouhani called them to promote the lofty goals of Islam and provide a clear image of the religion in the world.

“No doubt the responsibility of all leaders, thinkers and scholars of Islamic countries is to explain and promote the lofty goals of Islam in the month of mercy, to use moderation in behavior and action and to provide a clear image of the religion to confront the inaccurate crises enemies create under Islamophobia,” reads Rouhani’s message, noting that introducing Islam’s moderate face to the world would make it a place free from violence and extremism.

Rohani expressed hope that may God bless all in the holy month of Ramadan and urged all to work for the establishment and consolidation of peace and security, a better future for all Muslims and relief from tensions in the Muslim world with collaboration, empathy and solidarity.

He wished for success, patience, health and happiness to the leaders of Islamic countries and Muslims.

The month of Ramadan 2017 has officially kicked off in Islamic countries on Saturday, and this year it runs from May 27 through June 25.

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