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Jean Statement on Ramadan

Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement yesterday to mark the beginning of Ramadan:

“The month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar is reserved for the commemoration of the Prophet Muhammad receiving the revelation of the Quran.

“As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, Ramadan is a sacred observance during which Muslims exercise pious discipline, fasting from food and drink during daylight hours.

“It is a time of prayer, thanksgiving, charity and reflection.

“During this holy month of Ramadan, Muslims across Alberta and around the world will come together with family, friends and members of their community to break their fast after sundown at Iftar meals, an evening ritual that extends until the new moon rises to mark the end of the month.

“On behalf of Wildrose, to all Albertans observing Ramadan, I extend my personal best wishes.”

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