June 18, 2015
Commencement of Ramadan!
Muslims around the world celebrate Ramadan this month, which is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, honouring the revelation of the Qur’an (the holy book of Islam). During this month, Muslims spend daylight hours in complete fast, with the first day of fasting starting at dawn on June 18, and at sunset attending the call to prayer. This month is also a time of community, where Muslims invite friends and neighbours over to share their evening meal, which is called Iftar in Arabic.
The Honourable Minister Jason Kenny, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued a statement in regards to Ramadan. To read the full statement, please click here.