Today marks the beginning of the holy month of fasting for the Muslim community in Canada and around the world. Over the next month, families and friends will gather in mosques and homes, fast during daytime, and, in the evening, break their fast with iftar and pray together. The month of Ramadan is a great reminder to continue to be compassionate to those less fortunate, generous to our neighbours, and appreciative of all of the prosperity and blessings that we enjoy. This time is also an opportunity to celebrate Canada’s Muslim community and the important contributions Muslim Canadians make each day.
I want to extend my best wishes to our community in Markham-Thornhill and across Canada. I look forward to join you in breaking your fast and celebrating with you all over the next month! Ramadan Mubarak!