As millions of Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr festive occasion, world leaders have started sharing warm messages to commend their commitment to Islamic principles of charity and goodwill during the holy month of Ramadan.
US President Joe Biden congratulated Muslims around the world in a special message on Twitter.
“As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, Jill and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Eid. May you be well throughout the year. Eid Mubarak,” President Biden wrote.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed a heartfelt video message to the Muslim community ahead of the `Eid Al-Fitr celebrations.
The video caption of the Eid wish tweet said, “Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, and mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.”
“Watch Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s message wishing all those celebrating a joyful Eid.”
In the video message, Trudeau said, “Usually this is a time to gather with friends and family for large meals and to share snacks and sweets.”
“But with Covid-19… we will once again need to find new ways to celebrate and also recognize the many contributions that Muslims have made…”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also wished Muslims in the United Kingdom and of the world a happy `Eid via a tweet, praising their contributions in the UK.
UK’s Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also shared a warm message to Muslims, especially the Palestinian people who mark a difficult `Eid under attack from Israeli forces.
The three-day `Eid Al-Fitr festival is one of the two main religious celebrations in Islam, together with `Eid Al-Adha.