This evening at sundown marks the beginning of the month of Ramadan. Muslims in Canada and around the world will embark on a month-long journey of fasting, prayer and personal reflection.
For those observing the month of Ramadan, it is a time to appreciate our material comforts and to help those who are less fortunate. During this holy month, it is also important to reconnect and strengthen relationships with family, friends and communities.
Muslims across Canada often join family and friends for daily iftars to break the fast at sunset. Ramadan represents an opportunity to reflect on the important contributions that Canadians of the Muslim faith have made to our great country.
I encourage all Canadians to learn more about Islam and the rich and diverse history of Muslim Canadians.
I extend my warm wishes to Muslim Canadians on Ramadan.