David Cameron, Prime Minister
I send my warmest wishes to Muslims in the UK and overseas as they celebrate the festival of Eid-al-Fitr. After a month of longer Summer days fasting, praying and putting aside many of the things that we can take for granted, Muslims will come together with friends and family to celebrate this joyous occasion.
I wish you all Eid Mubarak.
Ed Miliband, Leader of the Opposition
On behalf of the Labour Party I would like to wish Eid Mubarak to all readers of The Muslim News.
Eid-Ul-Fitr is a very special time for Muslims in the UK and all across the world, and a time to celebrate the values of Islam.
It is a chance to show respect for the sacrifice made during Ramadan, to demonstrate charity to one another and to join together to reflect and to consider our duties to those around us as well as to ourselves. As British Muslims come together to celebrate their faith with loved ones over this special period, let us all reflect on the sacrifices that are made by so many, and the importance of coming together to support each other in a community based on peace, justice and compassion.
I would like to pay tribute to British Muslims for the contributions they make to our communities, our economy and our way of life. Through their community work and charity we see British Muslims living out the values which are also at the heart of the Labour party: the value of community, the conviction that we can achieve more together than we do alone, and the belief that we must look after each other.
Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, Leader of Liberal Democrats
I find the month of Ramadan, and the feast of Eid at its end, endlessly inspiring. A month of charity, self-sacrifice and reflection, followed by a celebration of family and unity, is an important sentiment from which I think everyone can learn. I hope all of you across the UK and across the world enjoy your Eid ul-Fitr celebrations.
Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland
On behalf of the Scottish Government, and the people of Scotland, I’m delighted to send warmest Eid ul-Fitr greetings to all Scotland’s Muslims, and Muslims around the world.
Eid, marking the end of Ramadan, is a time of great celebration. The holy month of Ramadan encourages Muslims to reflect on the hungry and poor across the globe and the struggles they face. It is a time of giving and helping those striving to make ends meet, something to which everyone should aspire.
I wish Eid Mubarak to everyone.
Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales
Eid is an important time of celebration for family and friends. It sends a clear message of unity and generosity to which we can all relate.
I am proud that Wales is a multi-cultural society that enjoys the experiences and vibrancy this brings to our country.
To Muslims in Wales and around the world I send my very best wishes for a happy and peaceful celebration – Eid Mubarak.
Sadiq Khan, Shadow Justice Secretary
The Holy month of Ramadan is a beautiful time, as it allows an opportunity to reflect upon our faith and our lives, and time to consider how we might help make a difference to the lives of others. I hope it has passed productively and constructively for all Muslims and non-Muslims also.
For many, Eid al-Fitr is a time to come together to celebrate our faith with family and friends. Muslims will be celebrating worldwide, in countries where they are a minority and ones where they are a majority. However, we must also remember those who are not with us this year and consider those who are facing particular hardship elsewhere – both in the UK, and around the world. Please remember those who are suffering persecution or living in dangerous places, particularly at this time in Syria and Burma, in your prayers.
I hope that you are spending this Eid with your loved ones as I am blessed to be able to do.