It gives me great pleasure to send my best wishes to everyone observing the holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is a deeply spiritual time for the Muslim community as people come together to reflect on the gift of the Qur’an and renew their faith in its teachings.
During this sacred month Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset to honour and commemorate the first revelation of the Qur’an to Muhammad.
As the Muslim community commences these rituals, we take the opportunity to give thanks for the colour and richness of diverse cultures that surround us every day.
The Muslim community in Australia has helped to shape our national fabric with the spirit and values of their faith over many years of migration. Every generation, every community, has added a new layer to our story and to the success of our multicultural nation.
On behalf of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party, I wish all Muslim families a happy and blessed holy month of Ramadan.