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Ministers give their best wishes to Muslims in the UK and across the world for Eid.
Minister for Communities Stephen Williams said:
As millions of Muslims in the UK and around the world mark Eid, the end of Ramadan, today I would like to wish you all a happy and joyous day. Whilst many people will have marked Ramadan by a period of peaceful prayer, thought and abstention I would also like to pause for thought for people in the middle east – many Muslim, but also many of other religions or none – who have not had the fortune of a peaceful month, and we all hope that peace and stability will soon return there.
At home we have been fortunate and privileged to enjoy a peaceful Ramadan, and many mosques embraced the opportunity to open their doors to their community and hold a ‘big iftar’ welcoming in people from the area for the daily fast breaking meal. Many mosques and their worshippers will also have used Ramadan as a period where thinking of others come before oneself, including through increased charitable donations to both Muslim and non-religious charities. All of this furthers my already strong belief that Muslim values and British values can go hand in hand.
Video message by Secretary of State, Eric Pickles: