THE HON ALEX HAWKE MP
MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, MIGRANT SERVICES AND MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS
MESSAGE FOR RAMADAN 2021 - THE HON ALEX HAWKE MP
I send best wishes to all Muslim Australians who are observing the sacred and holy month of Ramadan, as you mark the miraculous revelation of the Holy Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad.
Ramadan is a time for self-reflection, renewal of faith, and generosity to others. As one of the essential five pillars of the Islamic faith, fasting embodies sacrifice and forbearance.
Australia’s Muslim community is an integral part of our vibrant multicultural and multi-faith society. More than 600,000 Australians profess the Islamic faith and identify with over 270 ancestries, and contribute to our nation in all fields of endeavour. At this time of reflection and gratitude, I thank Muslim Australians for all their contributions to our nation.
This year, as we emerge from a once-in-a-century pandemic, the long days of fasting will once again be rewarded with joyful gatherings of family and friends, breaking their fast together at sunset.
I wish you all a blessed and peaceful Ramadan—Ramadan Mubarak!
ALEX HAWKE MP