Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday wished all those observing this holy month a blessed and peaceful Ramadan.
“Ramadan is a significant and blessed time for Muslim communities around the world, who gather to commemorate the revelation of the Quran, and commit to achieving greater restraint, self-sacrifice and compassion,” Turnbull said in a Ramadan message.
As Muslims observe the fasting month, he hoped all find peace and fulfillment in the sacred traditions, and strength in the knowledge that brothers and sisters throughout the world are sharing in these with them.
“Australians are fortunate to live in the most successful multicultural country in the world, where we are free to express our cultural and religious beliefs, and to nurture faith from one generation to the next,” the message shared by the Australian High Commission in Dhaka reads.
The Australian Prime Minister said the shared commitment of all citizens to their values of mutual respect, friendship, inclusion, rule of law and peace is what lies at the heart of our success.
The message reads, “Australian Muslims have made a significant contribution to building our vibrant multicultural society. Ramadan Mubarak!”unb