In separate letters to heads of Islamic states, President Rouhani congratulated Muslims around the world on the arrival of Ramadan.
Calling for Muslim nations to call this year’s Ramadan a month of "peace and mercy”, Hassan Rouhani invited coreligionists to create an atmosphere of integrity and brotherhood.
His letters read "This year Muslims are anticipating Ramadan at a time when flames of violence and extremism have risen high up here and there in the Islamic world; and while ignorance and bias have laid grounds for an old scheme by enemies of Islam to render disaccord and religious as well as ethnic clash.”
The president then adds "Through the Divine teachings and moral tradition of the Prophet of mercy, it is quite befitting to call this holy month, which is the springtime of the holy Quran, the ‘Ramadan of peace and mercy’, and to call the Muslim to unity and fraternity. It is necessary for the Islamic world once more to turn into the harbinger of a crusade against violence and extremism; to call for peace, forgiveness, and mercy in the whole world.”
"Hereby would like to ask you to use all political and spiritual power and to make use of religious and political figures to help ‘Islamic Unity’ in the ‘Ramadan for Peace and Mercy.’”