Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. The month is spent fasting from sunrise to sunset, which is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and is mandatory for most adults.
Today, millions of Canadians are celebrating the festival and many Canadian leaders have shared their messages of support online.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
“Today, let’s celebrate the many contributions Muslim Canadians make to our country,” said Prime Minister Trudeau. “Our government will always stand with Canada’s Muslim communities. We will continue to fight against Islamophobia and hatred in all its forms, and together, we’ll keep building a better Canada… Eid mubarak!”
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 3, 2019
Leader of Canada’s Conservatives Andrew Scheer
“Muslim Canadians come from many different cultures and backgrounds and play an integral role in our shared heritage. Eid al-Fitr provides an excellent opportunity to recognize the contributions that Muslims have made and continued to make to our free, prosperous and pluralistic society,” said Scheer, in a statement. “On behalf of the Official Opposition and Conservative Party of Canada, I extend my best wishes to all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr.
On behalf of the Official Opposition and Conservative Party of Canada, I extend my best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr. Eid Mubarak. My full statement: https://t.co/oTQRW6WXZL pic.twitter.com/A0ut5oFuqb
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) June 4, 2019
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh
Sending my warmest wishes to Muslims in Canada & around the world celebrating Eid al-Fitr. Enjoy this blessed time with family, friends and loved ones! pic.twitter.com/gXnaWrnloz
— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) June 4, 2019
Toronto Mayor John Tory
— John Tory (@JohnTory) June 4, 2019
Minister of Environment Catherine McKenna
Canada’s diversity continues to be one of our greatest strengths. Today, Muslims across the country and around the world are celebrating #EidAlFitr, an important religious holiday marking the end of #Ramadan. To everyone celebrating in #OttawaCentre and elsewhere, #EidMubarak! pic.twitter.com/hzNFxCYMOw
— Catherine McKenna 🇨🇦 (@cathmckenna) June 4, 2019
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen
Muslims across Canada & around the world are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr.
A time for community, family & giving to others.
— Ahmed Hussen (@HonAhmedHussen) June 4, 2019
Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney
— Jason Kenney (@jkenney) June 4, 2019
Eid mubarak, Canada
— Canada (@Canada) June 4, 2019