The holy month of Ramadan has begun. For Muslims this includes fasting, introspection and prayer. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam. Each day during Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset, they break their daily fasts by sharing meals with family and friends. The end of Ramadan is celebrated with a three-day festival known as Id al-Fitr .
This year marks the longest fast in 33 years. We send our support and well wishes to our Muslim friends, neighbours, colleagues and families during this month.