British Prime Minister sends message on Eid-ul-Fitr

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New Delhi, Sep 30 (UNI) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown today greeted the Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

According to a press release received here, in his message, Mr Brown said ''I am delighted to send my best wishes to everyone celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. I am aware that Eid-ul-Fitr is a special time of the year for Muslim community in the UK and all across the world. It marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan - the month of fasting for Muslims, which is also the month of charity, family, contemplation and recitation of the Quran.

I know Eid-ul-Fitr is a joyous occasion but also a day of gratitude for the everyday blessings, we enjoy in life. It brings together friends and families and encourages Muslims to continue the teachings from the month of Ramadan throughout the year - particularly the lessons of giving, community and charity. These shared values are reflected in the generosity that British Muslims have shown over the years in helping those less fortunate than themselves across the world.

At this special time for Muslim community we can also reflect on the tremendous contribution of British Muslims to British life over many decades.

Eid-ul-Fitr is a festival we can all learn from.'' UNI BBS RSA CS1900

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