As Muslims across the globe begin observing the holy month of Ramazan from either Monday or Tuesday, several world leaders have conveyed their wishes to the community for a peaceful and blessed holy month.
United States President Donald Trump, in his message released by the White House, said, “I send my warmest greetings to all Muslims observing the holy month of Ramazan…Throughout this month, we all have an opportunity to reflect on the blessings we have been given and to work toward greater fellowship with one another."
"Together, in the spirit of Ramazan, we can achieve a more harmonious and respectful society. Melania joins me in sending our best wishes to Muslims in the United States and around the world for a blessed month of celebration."
UK Prime Minister Theresa May also wished the Muslim community in a special message on Twitter.
"Ramadan represents the universal values of peace, reflection, devotion and charity. To all Muslims in the UK and across the world: Ramadan Kareem." – PM @Theresa_May #RamadanMubarak pic.twitter.com/4eqXJH9ntU
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) May 5, 2019
In his video message, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “Ramazan honours the values at the heart of Islam – like compassion and service to others.”
Wishing a blessed and peaceful #Ramadan to Muslims in Canada and around the world. Ramadan Mubarak! https://t.co/cEetAcwbTx pic.twitter.com/FmOLCRctxY
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 5, 2019
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also sent wishes to the Muslim community living Down Under.
Wishing our Australian Muslim community a blessed and peaceful holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak.
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) May 5, 2019
Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum greeted the global Muslim community in a simple message.
We wish the Arab and Muslim world a blessed month of Ramadan filled with love, tolerance and peace.
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) May 5, 2019
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres also issued a message highlighting the core values of the holy month.
#Ramadan Mubarak to everyone celebrating - may its core values of compassion, forgiveness, mercy and grace continue to inspire us all.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) May 5, 2019