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Eid Messages: Political leaders

8th Jun 2018
Eid Messages: Political leaders

Eid messages from the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable MP and First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones AM

Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister

 
It has been said that, on Eid al-Fitr, “it seems as though all the noise suppressed for a whole month has concentrated itself within one night”. It is certainly a time for great celebration and joy, as we’re seeing in Muslim communities across the country today. But of course, the end of the holy month of Ramadan is about more than simply having fun. It’s a time for Muslims to come together with family, friends and neighbours. It’s an opportunity for spiritual renewal. A chance to help those less fortunate and give thanks for all that is good in your life. And it is an opportunity for all of us here in the UK to reflect on and celebrate the incredible contribution to our national life made by Britain’s three million Muslims.

In every corner of the country and every walk of life, British Muslims are making a positive contribution to their communities and their country, playing their part in making this a successful, diverse nation that can we can all be proud of.

So, as the Eid outfits are chosen, the presents are wrapped and the sweet treats are prepared, let us all take a moment to give thanks – not just for what is good in our lives, but for the millions of British Muslims who enrich the lives of so many.

Eid Mubarak.

 

Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP, Opposition Leader

Assalamu’alaikum,

I would like to wish Eid Mubarak to Muslims in the UK and all around the world celebrating Eid-al Fitr.

Eid is a wonderful time for Muslims and people of all faiths and none to celebrate with their: friends, family, neighbours and loved ones.

During Ramadan I have been privileged to join Iftars the moment at the end of a day of fasting when people come together to share a meal.

I had the pleasure of breaking fast not only at my local Mosque in Finsbury Park but also at Al-Manaar an inspirational Mosque which is just a mile from Grenfell Tower. Worshippers of this mosque were some of the first to respond to the tragic fire in June last year. And Al-Manaar Mosque continues to play a critical role for the community including by opening a dedicated Grenfell counselling office.

This is an example of the teachings of Islam in practice. Teachings which are about compassion for our neighbours and reflecting on how we can be more respectful to those around us. As we strive to build a better society these are values which should resonate with each and every one of us.

Eid Mubarak to you and your loved ones.

 

First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon MSP

On behalf of the Scottish Government, I am delighted to send my warmest greetings to Muslims in Scotland and across the world who are celebrating Eid. As Muslim communities mark a joyous end to Ramadan’s month of fasting and spiritual renewal, Eid is a time of celebration – but also a time of giving and spending time with family and friends. And it is a time when everyone in Scotland can reflect on the contribution the Muslim community makes to our diverse, modern nation.

I wish you all Eid Mubarak.

 

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable MP

I would like to send warm wishes to everyone celebrating Eid al-Fitr. All over the country, families and friends will gather together once more to celebrate the blessings of another holy month of Ramadan. I would especially like to thank you for your acts of charity and generosity throughout the fast. I admire you all for your discipline and dedication throughout Ramadan and hope that your celebrations will be joyful and peaceful.

Eid Mubarak!

 

First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones AM

As families and friends come together during this special time, let us celebrate the contribution Muslim communities make to Welsh society. The values of generosity, forgiveness and compassion, which are celebrated during Eid, are ones which should be upheld across Wales and the rest of the world. I wish all those who are celebrating, a very happy and joyous Eid al-Fitr.

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