Ramadan message from the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP
I am pleased to provide this message on the occasion of Ramadan.
Marking the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed, Ramadan is a time for forgiveness, reflection and the renewal of faith.
It is a time for charity, generosity and kindness towards others.
The practices of Ramadan reflect a deep commitment, and I respect the devotion and discipline of all who fast for their faith.
Ramadan is also a time for strengthening bonds between family and friends as Iftar dinners are shared to break the fast each day.
I take this opportunity to acknowledge the significant contribution of the Muslim-Australian community to our nation.
We live in a country that has long been an exemplar of how people of different faiths and cultures can not only live harmoniously together but find unity in diversity.
I send my best wishes to everyone observing the holy month of Ramadan.