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Prime Minister's message for Ramadan

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Prime Minister David Cameron has sent his best wishes to all Muslim communities in Britain and around the world at the start of the month of Ramadan

Mr Cameron said one of the messages of Ramadan was the importance of charity and is proud that Britain has been at the forefront of the international response to the terrible floods in Pakistan.

The PM said:

I want to send my very best wishes to all the Muslim communities in Britain and around the world as you start this hugely significant month of Ramadan.

I know one of the messages of Ramadan is the importance of charity and the act of giving to those less fortunate than ourselves. That tradition is not just a great Muslim tradition. It’s also a great British tradition, something we cherish right across our society, amongst people of every faith and none.

I’m very proud that Britain has been at the forefront of the international response to the terrible floods in Pakistan. And our thoughts are with all those who have suffered in this disaster and their families and friends, especially those here in Britain.

At this time of prayer and reflection, I hope that your prayers will be answered, your families and communities strengthened and that this Ramadan may bring you peace, happiness and every blessing.