Eid al-Fitr messages from political leaders, exclusively to The Muslim News
Eid al-Fitr messages from the Prime Minister, Leader of Labour Party, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Leader of the Scottish National Party, the First Minister of Wales and the Mayor of London, exclusively to The Muslim News.
Rt Hon Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
As Ramadan comes to an end, I would like to send my warmest wishes to Muslims in the UK and around the world as they mark Eid al Fitr.
Eid is a timely opportunity to acknowledge the shared values which bind us together, particularly your compassion and dedication to contribute to charity and philanthropy. This was evident earlier this year, through the community’s outstanding response to support the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
As families and friends come together to celebrate, I pay tribute to the incredible contribution the Muslim community makes to the country. Whether it be in business, sports, media, our public services, or of course our NHS and armed forces, British Muslims are helping to make the country the success it is.
Eid Mubarak to everyone observing it today. I look forward to welcoming representatives from the British Muslim community to Downing Street to celebrate.
Rt Hon Sir Keir Starmer MP, Leader, Labour Party
As Muslims in the UK and around the world conclude the month of Ramadan and celebrate Eid al-Fitr, I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all who are celebrating this joyous occasion on behalf of the Labour Party.
Eid marks the completion of a holy month dedicated to devotion and reflection when families and communities come together to celebrate their blessings.
I am always in awe of the immense generosity displayed by the Muslim community during Ramadan. And that spirit continues for Eid as we remember all those who are struggling or impacted by poverty, hunger, conflict, and disease, and recommit to building a better future for all.
The Muslim community is an integral part of British society, and their contributions have been immense. We have a record number of Muslim parliamentarians representing the Labour Party, and the local elections will see many more Muslims entering public office.
It is essential to our Party, and our wider democracy that we reflect the diversity of Britain. I am proud that we have strong Muslim representation and the valuable perspectives that come with it.
To all those celebrating, I wish you and your loved ones a happy Eid. May the spirit of community, compassion, and service we have witnessed over the last month continue throughout the year.
Rt Hon Sir Ed Davey MP, Leader, Liberal Democrats
I would like to send my best wishes to Muslims around the UK and across the world on the occasion of Eid. I hope this Eid brings joy, wealth, and good health to you and your loved ones.
Eid is a time to celebrate everyone around us, and so I hope you are able to enjoy spending time with family and friends, sharing food, and creating memories.
Rt Hon Humza Yousaf MSP, First Minister of Scotland and Leader, Scottish National Party
Assalamu Alaikum. As the first Muslim leader of a Western European nation, it gives me great pleasure to send my warmest greetings to all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr.
Muslim communities across Scotland and the world mark a joyous end to Ramadan’s month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and we appreciate this precious time with our family and friends.
Eid is a time of generosity and celebration and also a wonderful opportunity to reach out to our neighbours and local community, inviting them to share in our celebrations.
I wish you all Eid Mubarak!
Rt Hon Mark Drakeford MS, First Minister of Wales
My very best wishes to Muslims in Wales and across the world who are marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan and celebrating Eid Al-Fitr.
I’m proud of the selflessness of our Muslim communities in Wales for taking time each year to fast, self-reflect and focus on their families and friends. I always enjoy celebrating with our Muslim friends and my visit to a mosque to share an iftar at sundown.
This year, during Eid, I want to pay tribute to all Muslims across Wales who make such an enormous contribution to our society. Eid is a time for families and communities to come together to celebrate and remember those less fortunate than ourselves.
Enjoy the festivities, eat the best food, and celebrate together.
Eid Mubarak to you all.
Rt Hon Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
I would like to wish a very joyful Eid Al-Fitr to the readers of The Muslim News, Londoners, and all those around the world celebrating this very special day.
It has been an honour to join with Londoners at iftars across the capital during the holy month of Ramadan,
breaking our fasts together and strengthening our bonds with our faith.
Once again, that included an Open Iftar at Trafalgar Square, where young Londoners from a range of different backgrounds united in the heart of our city to share in the joy of Ramadan and show the world that London’s diversity is our greatest strength.
I’m proud that we will be returning to Trafalgar Square again on Saturday, April 29th, for our annual Eid in the Square celebrations. From noon to 6 p.m., there will be a fantastic range of entertainment for all ages and backgrounds to enjoy, and I hope to see you all there!
From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak!
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