On commencement of the holy month of Ramadan, the Shepparton Interfaith Network sends greetings to the Islamic Communities of Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley.
The Shepparton Interfaith Network sends the Islamic communities of Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley goodwill and peace during the month of Ramadan commencing in on 10 July this year, 2013.
We acknowledge that the month of Ramadan is the most significant month in the Islamic calendar for you, a time when you contemplate your belief through worship, prayer and fasting as well as providing generously for the less fortunate in the community. You also demonstrate to the wider community your feeling of togetherness shared by family and friends throughout the fast.
Iftar Meals are held every night during Ramadan to mark the end of that day's fast. There are community gatherings which give account of the fruits of tolerance that flourishes in Australian society and is a sign of respect for diversity.
We also send our best wishes on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr festival which will mark the end of Ramadan in August.
Eid-ul-Fitr is a very important festival as it celebrates the end of the holy month of Ramadan. This festival is celebrated by hundreds of millions of people throughout the world and it is a positive reflection of our vibrant and diverse Australian society that is celebrated by many Australians of Islamic faith who continue to enrich our culture and contribute to Australia's inherent values of diversity, tolerance, integration, mutual respect, and help for those in need.
We pray for God's blessings on your communities throughout Australia.
Shepparton Interfaith Network