Reported on: August 29, 2011 00:03 AM
Reported in: National
Dhaka, Aug 28 (UNB)-Labour Party leader Ed Miliband MP and Bangladeshi born British MP Rushanara Ali greeted the Muslims on the eve of the Eid-ul-Fitr.
In a message Miliband said “Eid ul-Fitr is a special time of year, marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan - the month of prayer, reflection and fasting; of charity, service and giving.”
He said it gives people the chance to think about those who are less fortunate than themselves, something which has an even greater significance this year with the devastating drought in East Africa.
“On behalf of the Labour Party I send my best wishes to everyone celebrating Eid ul-Fitr.”
Rushanara said: “Ramadan has encouraged many of us to think about how we can help those most in need who so desperately need our assistance and to make sure that we are speaking up, at home and internationally, for those who have no voice. “
She said “the shared values of selflessness and charity are at the heart of our faith and Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr is a time for us to reflect on these values.”
Rushanara said “Eid is also a time for celebration and as we come together to celebrate with family and friends, we join those across the world taking part in this important celebration of our faith.”