Sharing the spirit of Ramadan with Muslims, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended on Friday an iftar hosted by the Muslim community in Milton, Ontario.
“Ramadan is about the values we all hold dear as Canadians – compassion, peace, and serving others. Last night, I joined members of the Muslim community in Milton to break fast – thank you for welcoming me to this special Iftar meal,” Trudeau wrote on Facebook.
His office shared images of the special Ramadan reach out, where Trudeau could be seen interacting with the minority community members and sharing iftar with them.
Trudeau, who faces elections this year, is known for his special personal reach out to members of the migrant community and minority faiths.
Earlier this month, he shared a video message to welcome the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
In his message, he said, “Ramadan honors the values at the heart of Islam – like compassion and service to others.”
The Muslims’ safety concerns were also highlighted in the Prime Minister’s Ramadan message.
“We will always stand together against Islamophobia and hatred in all its forms, and work to make sure the values of openness, diversity, and freedom of religion are protected,” Trudeau said.
Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.
In Ramadan, adult Muslims, save the sick and those traveling, abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex between dawn and sunset.
Muslims dedicate their time during the holy month to be closer to Allah through prayers, self-restraint, and good deeds.
Muslims in North America and the UK started fasting on Monday, May 6, on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.