British Muslims prepare for celebration to mark end of Ramadan
GORDON Brown has issued a special message to the Muslim community as it prepares to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr this weekend.
British Muslims across the country are expected to celebrate Eid on Sunday to mark the end of Ramadan – the Islamic holy month of fasting.
In a special message, the Prime Minister said the celebration marked a “joyous time” for Muslims across the world.
“I am delighted to send you all best wishes for Eid-ul-Fitr,” the PM said in a statement.
“This is a special time at the end of the very holy month of Ramadan. Muslims throughout the United Kingdom and around the world are not only celebrating the end of the fast, but are celebrating faith, family and devotion.”
The statement continued: “This a joyous time but also a time when we think of others. So as families and friends come together your thoughts are with each other and ours are with you.
“Please accept my warmest regards as Britain’s Muslim communities join the ummah around the world in celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr – I wish you all Eid Mubarak.”