Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau wished all Muslims a joyous Eid-ul-Fitr in a video on Facebook on Sunday.
Wishing luck for the celebration, the video shows Trudeau packing food items to be sent to needy Muslims across the country to help them to enjoy the festivities. In the video, he says,"there is nothing more Canadian than helping out your neighbours” and highlighted the importance of Ramadan food banks.
“The community spirit I felt at Ramadan food banks in Montreal and Toronto reminds us all — no matter our backgrounds, we’re in this together,” Trudeau wrote in the Facebook post.
The video has garnered over 3.7 million views on Facebook so far and has also received a lot of positive reactions on Twitter as well.
The community spirit felt at Ramadan food banks in Montreal & Toronto reminds us all: no matter our backgrounds, we're in this together. pic.twitter.com/OcqvWmBaKK
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 25, 2017
North American Muslims, take hear in knowing one leader here has class and respect for his diverse citizens. https://t.co/jcsufGYQfR
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) June 25, 2017
In an official statement on Saturday, Trudeau said that, "It is a time to give thanks for the spiritual growth and the blessings received throughout the holy month." He also added that cultural diversity was one of the greatest strengths and sources of pride for Canada.
Previously, Trudeau had posted greetings for Baisakhi and Pongal as well in which Trudeau was seen wishing everyone in the regional languages.
Trudeau's Eid wishes come following the conclusion of the holy month of Ramadan on 24 June. Muslims across the word observe a month-long fast everyday from dawn until sunset — this establishes the principle of abstinence during these hours. Ramadan celebrates the revelation of the Quran to Prophet Mohammed in 610 CE.
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Updated Date: Jun 25, 2017 20:07:20 IST