“I want to wish Muslims in Alberta and around the world a healthy, happy and peaceful Ramadan.

“Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims as a time for worship, reflection and renewal. During the coming weeks, Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset and then gather with family, friends and the wider community to enjoy an evening meal, known as iftar.

“Ramadan also emphasizes the importance of kindness, compassion and goodwill towards others. It is a time to help those who are less fortunate through acts of charity and volunteerism.

“We extend our warmest wishes to all those observing this holy month. Ramadan Mubarak!”