Ramadan is the month-long holiday where Muslims reflect and give thanks to Allah
Today, Muslims worldwide will celebrate the end of Ramadan, the month-long religious holiday. Eid al-Fitr or best know as the “Holiday of Breaking the Fast. On this day, families gather to exchange gifts and pray to Allah for providing peace and happiness.
“As the community celebrates the joy and renewal that Eid al-Fitr brings, we must also recognize that Muslim Canadians continue to face the unacceptable reality of hate, discrimination, and Islamophobia. These acts of violence have no place in our country.
Our government will continue to do its part to tackle hate and discrimination in Canada. Through Budget 2022, we’re investing $85 million over four years to support a new Anti-Racism Strategy and National Action Plan on Combatting Hate. We will also appoint a Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia.” Said Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion
There are an estimated 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide, roughly 24% of the global population. Islam is the second-largest religion next to Christianity, accounting for almost 2.38 billion worldwide or approximately 31.1%.
With more than half of the global population having a strong religious belief, the importance of national holidays or time to reflect and celebrate one’s faith is not only necessary; it brings them spiritually closer to their God.