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Beginning of Ramadan

Today marks the beginning of Ramadan, Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement of well wishes to Musliums here in Canada and around the globe.  

“On behalf of the people of Canada, I would like to extend my best wishes to Muslims here at home and around the world as they prepare to observe the holy month of Ramadan.

“For Muslims, Ramadan is the month the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

“It is a time for fasting, worship, and contemplation, as well as a time to share with friends, family and the community.

“It is also a time for charity and almsgiving, and remembering those who are less fortunate.

“As Muslims across Canada prepare for this holy month, Laureen and I wish them peace and happiness.

“Ramadan Kareem.”