Message by Jeremy Corbyn on Eid al-Fitr 2018
I would like to wish Eid Mubarak to Muslims in the UK and all around the world who are celebrating Eid-al Fitr.
Eid is a wonderful time for Muslims, and people of all faiths and indeed of none, to celebrate with their friends, family, neighbours and their loved ones.
During Ramadan, I’ve had the privilege of joining Iftars the moment at the end of the day of fasting when people come together to share a meal.
I had the pleasure of breaking fast not only at my local Mosque in Finsbury Park but also at Al Manaar, an inspirational Mosque, which is just a mile from Grenfell Tower. Worshippers of this Mosque were some of the first to respond to the tragic fire in June last year.
And Al Manaar Mosque continues to play a critical role for the community, including by opening a dedicated Grenfell counselling service. This is an example of the teachings of Islam in practice – teachings which are about compassion for our neighbours and reflecting on how we can be more respectful to those around us. As we strive to build a better society, these are values which resonate with all of us.
Eid Mubarak to you and your loved ones.