Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Adha 2022

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Adha

July 8, 2022
Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Adha:

“Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world mark the end of the annual Hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca, one of the five pillars of Islam, and celebrate Eid al-Adha.

“Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is symbolic of the lessons of sacrifice, devotion, and willingness as told by the story of Prophet Ibrahim. As one of the most important holidays in Islam, every year, Muslims celebrate by gathering with family and loved ones to pray, showing gratitude for life’s blessings, sharing festive meals, and providing food to those in need.

“The holiday is also an important time to reflect on the values of compassion, charity, and community service – values we hold dear as Canadians. Muslims across Canada have always embodied these values. From coast to coast to coast, they help the most vulnerable, volunteer with local organizations in our communities, and care for neighbours and newcomers. Today, we also take the time to recognize the invaluable contributions Canadian Muslims have made, and continue to make, to our country.

“Today and every day, we recommit ourselves to building a better Canada where everyone can feel welcome, safe, and respected. There is no place for discrimination in any form in our country. That is why the Government of Canada will continue to fight Islamophobia, including by appointing the country’s first Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a blissful Eid al-Adha.

"!عيد مبارك

“Eid Mubarak!”

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Fitr 2022

May 1, 2022
Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Fitr:

“Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

“After a month of fasting, charity, and spiritual reflection, Eid al-Fitr is a time for community and celebration. One of the most important holidays in Islam, it is an opportunity for families and friends to gather and pray, feast, and spend quality time together. While the past two years have been challenging for us all, we have found inspiration in the values that are at the heart of Islam – generosity, peace, compassion, and gratitude – which will continue to help us as we recover from the pandemic, and move ahead with optimism and hope.

“Eid al-Fitr is also an opportunity to recognize the important contributions Muslim Canadians have made, and continue to make, to our country. Across Canada, Muslims demonstrate service and kindness, by donating to charity and supporting important causes. Diversity is one of our greatest strengths, and we will continue to take action to combat Islamophobia and hatred in all its forms, including by appointing a special representative to combat Islamophobia. Together, we will keep building a better, fairer, and more inclusive world for everyone.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish a blessed and peaceful Eid to all those celebrating here at home and around the world.

"!عيد مبارك

“Eid Mubarak!”

Statement by the Prime Minister on Ramadan 2022

April 1, 2022
Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ramadan:

“Tomorrow, Muslims in Canada and around the world will mark the start of Ramadan.

“One of the five pillars of Islam, this month-long spiritual journey is a time of fasting, charity, and prayer. At the end of each day, families and friends will traditionally gather to enjoy iftar – the meal that breaks their fast at sunset.

“Ramadan is a special time to show gratitude for the many blessings we share, and reflect on values of peace, compassion, and generosity. These same values have helped us all through challenging times these past two years, and will continue to help us as we recover from the pandemic and look ahead with optimism and hope.

“Ramadan is also an opportunity to recognize the many contributions Muslim Canadians have made and continue to make to our country. Every day, they help build a better Canada by giving back to those less fortunate with zakat contributions, by volunteering to serve important causes, and through their consistent acts of kindness for their communities and neighbours.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a blessed and peaceful Ramadan.

“رمضان مبارك

“Ramadan Mubarak.”

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Adha

July 19, 2021
Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Adha:

“Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha as they mark the end of the Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.

“On this day, Muslims traditionally attend prayers, exchange gifts and greetings, provide aid to the poor, perform a sacrifice, and share a special meal with family and friends. This important day still offers an opportunity to reflect on lessons of sacrifice, compassion, and generosity, and to show appreciation for life’s blessings. It is also a time for all Canadians to recognize the many contributions that Muslim Canadians have made to our country for generations.

“While some people will once again be able to gather safely with family and friends to celebrate this year’s Eid, others may still be isolated and alone. And many are missing out once again on the pilgrimage to Mecca. But if we continue to follow public health guidelines and get our COVID-19 vaccines as soon as it’s our turn, we will beat this virus and we will all be able to celebrate together next year.

“Sadly, today will also be more sombre as we continue to acknowledge that Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred is real in Canada. The recent tragedy in London, Ontario, is a painful reminder that Muslims continue to face insults, threats, and violence in communities across the country. Hatred and discrimination have no place in our society. That is why the Government of Canada will host the National Summit on Islamophobia on July 22, to continue to take strong action against this hate and discrimination. Together, we must choose inclusion over intolerance, and reaffirm our commitment to a diverse Canada, where everyone – no matter their faith, ethnicity, culture, or gender – can feel welcome, safe, and respected.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those observing Eid al-Adha a wonderful celebration.

“Eid Mubarak!”

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Fitr

May 12, 2021
Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Fitr:

“Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr and mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

“This past month has been a time of prayer, reflection, and sacrifice. In Canada, this day would usually be a time for family and loved ones to join together to attend special morning prayers, share meals, and show compassion and generosity to others through charity. This year, many Eid traditions will once again look different as we continue to fight the global COVID-19 pandemic and find alternative ways to celebrate while keeping each other and our communities safe.

“In these difficult times, Muslim communities in Canada have put the values at the heart of Islam - gratitude, compassion, and generosity - into practice by supporting local charities, providing assistance to seniors in isolation, and delivering meals to those in need. Today, I invite all Canadians to take time to recognize the many contributions Canada’s Muslim communities have made – and continue to make – to our country.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I offer our heartfelt wishes for health and happiness to all those celebrating Eid al-Fitr.

“Eid Mubarak!”

Statement by the Prime Minister on Ramadan

April 12, 2021
Ottawa, Ontario

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ramadan:

“Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will mark the start of Ramadan.

“This month-long religious journey is a time of spiritual contemplation, and an opportunity to show gratitude for the many blessings we share, through fasting, prayer, and charitable giving.

“Over the coming month, while fasting during the daytime, many Muslim Canadians will continue to be on the front lines of our fight against COVID-19. During these exceptional times, I invite all Canadians to recognize the many contributions Muslim communities have made to our country since the pandemic began, as they have for many generations.

“As we continue to follow public health guidelines to keep each other and our communities safe, Muslim Canadians will turn to virtual ways to come together and enjoy iftar with family and friends. Many will also take this time to reflect on the values of gratitude, compassion, and generosity at the heart of Islam. These values, which many Canadians of all backgrounds share, are central to building a safer, healthier, and stronger country for everyone.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a blessed and peaceful Ramadan.

“رمضان مبارك

“Ramadan Mubarak.”

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Fitr

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Fitr:
“Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan—the holy month of fasting and prayer.
“One of the most important festivals in Islam, Eid al-Fitr is a time to give thanks and show compassion to those in need. To celebrate the occasion, Muslims will usually attend special morning prayers, share meals with loved ones, and give generously to others.
“This year, many Eid traditions and celebrations are different as we continue to fight COVID-19. Just as they did throughout Ramadan, Muslim Canadians will pray at home and turn to virtual ways to mark this special day. By following the advice of public health experts, we will get through these challenging times together.
“Throughout Ramadan, Muslim Canadians have been helping those in need with donations of food and supplies, and many of those fasting have been fighting back against the pandemic as medical and essential workers.
“For all of us, Eid al-Fitr is an opportunity to recognize how Muslim Canadians continue to shape our country for the better, and to celebrate the diversity that makes us who we are.
“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a joyful Eid.
“Eid Mubarak.”

Statement by the Prime Minister on Ramadan

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ramadan:

“Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will mark the beginning of Ramadan, a month-long spiritual journey of fasting and prayer.

“Traditionally, Ramadan is a time of collective gathering. Families and friends observe Ramadan by getting together, fasting during the day, and ending their day with iftar. This year, Ramadan will look different as we continue to fight the global COVID-19 pandemic, and work to protect our communities by staying home and following the advice of public health experts. From mosques hosting Friday prayers online to families having iftar virtually, Muslim Canadians will be doing their part this year.

“During this crisis, the values at the heart of Islam – compassion, gratitude, and generosity – resonate more than ever, as we see Muslim Canadians helping their neighbours. A time of charity and spiritual contemplation, Ramadan reminds us to put the needs of others before our own and to practice those values in our daily lives.

“Let us take the time to recognize, and show gratitude for, the invaluable contributions Muslim Canadians make each day to our country.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish everyone celebrating a blessed and peaceful Ramadan.

“Ramadan Mubarak.”

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Adha
August 10, 2019
Ottawa, Ontario
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Adha:
“Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world mark the end of the Hajj and celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice.
“Eid al-Adha is a time for families and loved ones to come together to pray, share a meal, and celebrate life’s blessings.
“It is also a chance to reflect on values like community service, compassion, and generosity. Whether supporting a local charity or being there for neighbours in need, Muslim Canadians show us the best of those values all year round.
“Today, let’s celebrate Canada’s Muslim communities, and the many contributions they make to shape our country for the better.
“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a wonderful Eid al-Adha.
“Eid Mubarak!”
Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Fitr
Ottawa, Ontario - June 3, 2019
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Fitr:
“Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr.
“Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. After a month of fasting and spiritual reflection, Eid is a time for community and celebration.
“This festival is also a chance to honour the values at the heart of Islam – from service and generosity to peace and compassion. Whether it’s volunteering at a food bank or supporting local charities, Muslim Canadians show us the best of those values, all throughout the year.
“Today, let’s celebrate the many contributions Muslim Canadians make to our country. Our government will always stand with Canada’s Muslim communities. We will continue to fight against Islamophobia and hatred in all its forms, and together, we’ll keep building a better Canada.
“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a joyful Eid.
“Eid Mubarak!”

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Fitr:

“Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

“Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. After a month of fasting and spiritual reflection, Eid is a time for community and celebration.

“This festival is also a chance to honour the values at the heart of Islam – from service and generosity to peace and compassion. Whether it’s volunteering at a food bank or supporting local charities, Muslim Canadians show us the best of those values, all throughout the year.

“Today, let’s celebrate the many contributions Muslim Canadians make to our country. Our government will always stand with Canada’s Muslim communities. We will continue to fight against Islamophobia and hatred in all its forms, and together, we’ll keep building a better Canada.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a joyful Eid.

“Eid Mubarak!”

Statement by the Prime Minister on Ramadan

May 5, 2019, Ottawa, Ontario
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ramadan:
“Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world mark the start of Ramadan.
“Families and friends will gather to pray together, fast during the daytime, and break their fast in the evening at iftars around the globe.
“Ramadan honours the values at the heart of Islam – like compassion and service to others. It reminds us to give generously, and put the needs of others before our own – this month, and throughout the year.
“Each day, Muslim Canadians help build a better Canada. Today, let’s celebrate their contributions, and come together to continue that work. We will always stand together against Islamophobia and hatred in all its forms, and work to make sure the values of openness, diversity, and freedom of religion are protected.
“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish everyone celebrating a blessed and peaceful Ramadan.
“Ramadan Mubarak!”

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Adha

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Adha:

“Today, we join Muslim communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the Hajj.

“Eid al-Adha is a time to reflect on lessons of sacrifice and to show compassion to those in need. To mark the occasion, families and friends will gather to feast, attend morning prayers, and give thanks for the blessings they enjoy in life.

“For all of us, Eid al-Adha is an opportunity to recognize the important contributions the Canadian Muslim community makes to our society, and to celebrate the differences that make us who we are.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those observing Eid al-Adha a wonderful celebration.

“Eid Mubarak!”

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Fitr

Statement by the Prime Minister on Ramadan

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ramadan:

“Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will mark the beginning of Ramadan.

“Over the coming month, families and friends will gather in mosques and homes, fast during the daytime, and, in the evening, break their fast with iftar and pray together.

“Ramadan is a time of prayer and spiritual contemplation, and a chance to reflect on values like compassion, gratitude, and generosity. For all of us, Ramadan asks us to do more to put those values into practice, appreciate our many blessings, and give generously to others in our communities and around the world.

“In Canada, Ramadan is also an opportunity to celebrate our country’s Muslim communities, and the important contributions Muslim Canadians make each day.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those observing this holy month a blessed and peaceful Ramadan.

“Ramadan Mubarak!”

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Adha

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Fitr

Statement by the Prime Minister on Ramadan

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ramadan:

“Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will mark the start of Ramadan.

“Ramadan is a sacred time of the year for the Muslim community, and commemorates the revealing of the Qur'an to Prophet Muhammad. The month-long journey of fasting and prayer encourages spiritual growth, reflection, and compassion for those who are less fortunate.

“Ramadan is also a time of community, when Muslims gather with family and friends to pray and share iftar, the evening meal. For all of us, Ramadan is a reminder to appreciate the many gifts we are given, and to give generously to others, in our communities and around the world.

“This year, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, let us take the opportunity to honour the many cultures, traditions, and beliefs that make Canada such a wonderful place to live. Muslim Canadians help make Canada the strong, diverse, and inclusive country it is today.

“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in Canada and around the world.

“Ramadan Mubarak!”

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Adha

Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Fitr

Statement by the Prime Minister on Ramadan