Muslims Australia – AFIC Press Release
5 July 2013
Ramadan Kareem to All
Assalamo Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,
It is indeed a great pleasure for me to extend to the Muslim Community of Australia and overseas the sincerest wishes of RAMADAN AL MUBARAK on behalf of the Muslims Australia (AFIC).
On behalf of my colleagues in the Executive Committee and Staff of AFIC, I extend to all of you our very best wishes for a spiritually rewarding Ramadan. May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala accept our fast, worship and prayers during the holy month and bestow His Mercy and Blessings on all humanity and in particular those who are facing hardship and difficulty around the world.
I request the Muslim community to share this holy month with our fellow Australians by inviting them to Iftar and extending to them our traditional Muslim hospitality and explaining the virtues of Ramadan to them.
It is important to impress on our non-Muslim friends that Muslims throughout the world observe fast from dawn to dusk and try to reform their lives in conformity with the values of humanity and the orders of God, our Creator and Sustainer.
While fasting, we also must reflect on those human beings in the world who unfortunately do not even have their basic needs of food and shelter and urge the Muslim community to donate generously towards their plight through Zakaat, Fitra and Sadaqa.
May the blessings of this holy month of Ramadan permeate the entire human kind and bring peace, security, stability and hope for all people of the world.
Your brother in Islam,