Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
May 26, 2017

Minister Byrne Wishes Muslim Faith Community a Rewarding Ramadan

The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, wishes the Muslim faith community in Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world a rewarding and blessed month Ramadan, which begins this week.

For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, self-reflection, and charity. Members of the Muslim faith community are called to fast from dawn to dusk, while also supporting charitable efforts in their communities, and striving to be especially thoughtful, patient, and moral.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, the diverse and growing Muslim faith community enjoys a wide variety of Ramadan traditions from throughout the world, including community meals shared with friends, neighbours, and especially people in need.

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β€œIt is my pleasure to wish a happy, blessed, and rewarding Ramadan to the Muslim faith community in Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world. Ramadan is a time of reflection, giving, and supporting all community members, but especially those who need a helping hand. I encourage all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to learn more about Ramadan from their Muslim neighbours, colleagues, and friends.”
Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Learn more
The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador – http://www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/publications/pdf/ImmigrationPlan.pdf PDF

The Muslim Association of Newfoundland and Labrador - http://www.manal.ca

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Media contact
Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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2017 05 26                              11:00 a.m.