On Friday, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau extended his greetings to all the Muslims in the world as the holy month of Ramadan started.
“Wishing a blessed Ramadan to Muslims observing the month at home this year. By coming together virtually, we’ll be able to stay connected and still honor the values at the heart of Islam – compassion, peace, and service to others. Ramadan Mubarak!”, said the PM in a tweet that also had a video message.
In his video, Trudeau said that, “the month-long spiritual journey of fasting and prayer” has traditionally always been a time of “collective gathering” but this year it’ll “look different” as the country continues its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
“During this crisis, the values at the heart of Islam – compassion, gratitude, and generosity – resonate more than ever, as we see Muslim Canadians helping their neighbors. A time of charity and spiritual contemplation, Ramadan reminds us to put the needs of others before our own and to practice those values in our daily lives”, he added.
The Prime Minister also urged everyone to recognize the efforts of the Muslim Canadians and show gratitude for their invaluable contributions made to the country.