Message from Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman:
“I would like to send my warmest greetings to all Muslims observing the month of Ramadan from this week onwards.
This is a month of reflection and a chance to come together in the spirit of understanding and compassion.
In these challenging times, my thoughts are with those facing conflict, displacement and suffering.
Let us take inspiration from this holy month to build a more equitable world for all. Ramadan Kareem.”
Message from Cllr Maium Talukdar, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Youth, Lifelong Learning and Faith:
“During this holy month of Ramadan, my thoughts are with all Muslim residents in Tower Hamlets and beyond.
Ramadan is not just about fasting, it is much more than that, it is a time when Muslims purify the soul, embrace self-discipline and sacrifice to help others who are less fortunate.
To those observing Ramadan I wish you a peaceful, successful and blessed month and Ramadan Kareem to you all.”
What is Ramadan?
Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and one of the holiest periods of worship for Muslims. The month lasts a period of 29 or 30 days, depending on the sighting of the moon, and appears to shift forward approximately 11 days each year as the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar cycle instead of the Gregorian calendar we commonly use today.
What is the significance of Ramadan?
The month of Ramadan marks the period in which the holy Qur’an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.
Why is Ramadan important to Muslims?
Ramadan is important to Muslims for a variety of reasons. The most significant of which is that it is one of the five pillars of Islam.
During this period, Muslims aim to strengthen their relationship with their creator, read and reflect on the Qur’an, strive to improve their character, benefit those in need and the people around them and ask for forgiveness.
Posted on Wednesday 22nd March 2023