The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland would like to wish our Muslim members and communities a meaningful and reflective Ramadan.
In Australia, Ramadan begins on Tuesday 7 May and will end on the evening of Thursday 6 June. It is a time of introspection, prayer, faithful intention, charity-giving and community spirit.
Ramadan begins and ends with the appearance of the new moon. Ramadan falls in the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and it is the holy month of fasting. This means that from sunrise to sunset no food or drink is consumed. Iftar is the evening meal to break the fast after sunset and Suhoor is the meal just before sunrise.
Attending an iftar dinner is a great way to learn more about Ramadan and show support to our Muslim community members, neighbours and friends. During Ramadan, common greetings are “Ramadan Mubarak” or “Ramadan Kareem” (meaning “blessed Ramadan” or “happy Ramadan”).
May blessings be upon you all.