‘Ramadan Mubarak’ ; says Theresa May to Muslims


LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has extended congratulation to Muslim community over the start of holy month of Ramadan.
 In a message, she said “I send my warmest wishes to all those celebrating Ramadan: a unique and special time for Muslims in the UK and around the world”. Ramadan is a time for Muslims to find strength through devotion to fulfil one of the five pillars of their religion.
It is a time for them to renew their faith in God and to become more attuned to their spirituality. And while the holy month is marked by celebrations, gathering with friends and family to pray, sharing in the Iftar meal and exchanging gifts, Muslims around the world will also remember those less fortunate than themselves, those who are suffering. You take action by showing compassion and generosity to those in need; and continuing to donate millions to charitable projects here and abroad.
She said that British Muslims, and people of Muslim origin, continue to make and indelible and positive mark on every aspect of life in the United Kingdom. Your influence can be seen across all spheres of society: from politics, media and business to sport and fashion.
You enrich our country and all of us benefit from the talents of our Muslim colleagues and neighbours. “May all those celebrating this happy occasion draw strength throughout this festival of peace, reflection and good deeds; even as we remember those around the world who will be marking this festival in places of insecurity and conflict”. “So, I wish you Ramadan Mubarak, and may everyone celebrating experience happiness, unity and peace during this special and important time”, she concluded.