End of Ramadan

End of Ramadan

On April 9, 1959, marking the end of the month long Muslim abstinence, the leading Moslems and a crowd of Moslem residents of Addis Ababa paid their homage to His Imperial Majesty at the Palace. In a brief extemporaneous reply His Imperial Majesty said –

“God’s word is a unifier and a bridge that leads to harmony and peace. Those that you have uttered here on this occasion of the end of your abstinence we feel are profound and full of love. Our best wishes go with you an all your coreligionists for a happy return of the day.”

 

from the book “Speeches delivered by His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie 1st Emperor of Ethiopia on various occasions May 1957 – December 1959“, reprinted by Debre Zeyt Books, 2011