2016 DFAT Ramadan message
As the holy month of Ramadan begins, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade extends its best wishes to the Islamic community, both in Australia and throughout the world.
Ramadan is a special time for Muslim Australians, marked by devotion, prayer and compassion for others.
The Australian story is one of many different cultures and faiths living harmoniously together. Today, Muslim Australians continue to shape our community across all spheres of endeavour.
During Ramadan, many Muslim Australians will be thinking about loved ones around the world who may be affected by ongoing conflict. Our thoughts are with them and we share their hopes of finding an enduring peace.
We wish everyone observing this holy month, Ramadan Mubarak.