As Muslims at home and across the world begin the holy month of Ramadan I want to wish you all Ramadan Kareem.
Ramadan is a time of self-reflection, but also of being part of something bigger; fasting together, prayer and the gathering of families.
Ramadan is also about the values of compassion, charity and selflessness. Values that unite us all.
I want to highlight the huge contributions that British Muslims make to all areas of British life.
At this special time of year I say to you, your friends and your relatives, Ramadan Mubarak.