July 09, 2013
Smith statement on the beginning of Ramadan
HIGH RIVER, AB (July 9, 2013): Today, Wildrose Official Opposition Leader Danielle Smith issued the following statement to mark the beginning of Ramadan: “Today, on the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, starts the holy month of Ramadan, the period where it is believed the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.
“Ramadan is considered to be the holiest month of the year for Muslims here in Alberta and around the world, providing each worshipper a chance to reflect on faith and worship by practicing self-discipline through fasting, an annual observance regarded as one of the five pillars of Islam. “I’d like to encourage all Albertans to take this time to learn more about the contribution of our Muslim community, and the importance of the month of Ramadan in the Islam faith. “On behalf of my colleagues at the Wildrose Official Opposition, I’d like to extend best wishes to Muslims here in Alberta and across the globe as they observe Ramadan.” VIDEO of the statement can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVMs36hO4-s&feature=c4-overview&list=UUV-Hl4x4nZUgW9VowaEzyGgv