Motion by the Hon. SHAOQUETT MOSELMANE agreed to:

1. That this House notes that:
(a) on Sunday 19 August 2012, Muslims worldwide celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, charity and compassion,
(b) Ramadan is a month for all Muslims to purify the soul with charity and piety, and a month of worship, mercy and forgiveness,
(c) there are nearly half a million Muslims in Australia, drawn from over 60 different ethnic backgrounds, making Islam Australia’s fourth largest religion, and
(d) many Islamic organisations around the state have opened their doors for all to visit, tour and join in the Iftar, the break of fast, so as to build bridges of understanding, remove misconceptions and barriers and showcase the beauty of Islam.
2. That this House congratulates the Australian Muslim community on the conclusion of the Holy month of Ramadan and wishes them all Eid Mubarak.



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