British PM greets Muslims with Ramadan Mubarak

August 20th, 2009 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Gordon Brown Abu Dhabi, Aug 20 (IANS) The “message of compassion and justice is strong in Islamic faith”, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said in his Ramadan greetings to Muslims, WAM news agency reported Thursday.
Ramadan, the month of fasting, begins Friday or Saturday subject to the appearance of new moon.

“Ramadan is a time for family and friends. A time when Muslims around the world focus more on others than themselves. As you come together everyday (during Ramadan) to break the fast, thoughts will be of faith, families and togetherness. It will also be a time for prayer, contemplation and reflection, a time to remember those who are less fortunate today,” said Brown in a message released by the British embassy here Thursday.

He said the the message of Islamic justice “is universal that unites all”.

“I take this opportunity to say: May your Ramadan be peaceful and blessed. Ramadan Mubarak to you all.”

Foreign Secretary David Miliband has also sent his wishes to the Muslim community around the world.

There are around two million Muslims in Britain.

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