The Muslim community has received the following Eid Al-Fitr message from the Hon MP Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia which we would like to share with you all on this auspicious occasion:
I’m delighted to send my best wishes to Australia’s Muslim community for a happy and blessed Eid al-Fitr.
After a period of worship and sacrifice, this is a celebration of renewal in faith, mind and body.
At this joyful end to Ramadan we remember our blessings and draw strength from one another.
No doubt, this year, you will remember the subdued mood of Eid in 2020, when your homes became your places of worship. When your celebrations were muted by the restrictions of the global pandemic.
At this time, I extend my grateful thanks to Australia’s Muslim community for the restraint, care and compassion you shared during the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic – and for your constant support throughout this shared national effort.
As we emerge in 2021, we can see our religious traditions with fresh eyes and welcome them again with joyful hearts.
We are reminded of the strength we draw from faith and the values that come from being in community with others.
With a safe and effective vaccination program underway, we can renew our trust in a secure, peaceful and prosperous future for our families, our communities and our country.
At Eid al-Fitr, I thank Australia’s Muslim community for sharing so freely and openly this joyous festival of your faith."
The Hon Scott Morrison MP
Prime Minister of Australia