Video Message by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Ramadan
Ramadan is a time of special devotion for those of the Muslim faith. It’s a time for fasting and for prayer, a time for reflection and renewal.
But this year, Ramadan in Australia, like in so many places around the world, will be very different. The coronavirus means this Ramadan will be spent at home. Like you, I wish the mosques were open, the places of worship were open during these holy times.
But I assure you there will come a day when that will be the case again. And it will be a very joyous day when people of faith can gather together and worship. A day to celebrate our freedoms as Australians, whatever our faith might be.
But until then, all of us from every faith and those from none, of course, all must play our part in our efforts to fight this coronavirus, to maintain that social distancing and to look out for each other. And I want to thank all of those who are doing exactly that right across Australia.
We are all in this together, regardless of our background, regardless of our faith. I know it’s not easy, but my hope is that Muslims across Australia at this time will draw strength from their faith, from their homes and their families and their community; and draw strength from the fact that they are in a body of people that look out for each other.
I want to thank the Muslim community right across Australia for everything you have been doing and the great example you have been setting and the leadership provided in your community. As you enter this month-long period of Ramadan, I hope it is a deeply meaningful time for you and a time to renew under a time of great challenge; time to pray and support each other as we see this crisis through.