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Eid Mubarak

  • Submitted by: Foysol Choudhury, Lothian, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 03 April 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-12711

That the Parliament notes the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, beginning on the evening of 9 April 2024 depending on the sighting of the moon; understands that Eid al-Fitr comes at the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan, a month of prayer and reflection throughout which Muslims worldwide engage in fasting during the hours of daylight; recognises the Muslim focus on charity and giving throughout Ramadan, with acts of charity, known as Zakat, performed before prayer on Eid al-Fitr; understands that the holiday is celebrated with friends and family, involving the preparation of special food and the giving of gifts; expresses its hope that Muslims worldwide are able to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in peace and security, and wishes the Muslim community in Scotland, and around the world, Eid Mubarak.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Alasdair Allan, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Ariane Burgess, Stephanie Callaghan, Jackson Carlaw, Maggie Chapman, James Dornan, Jackie Dunbar, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Annabelle Ewing, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Ivan McKee, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Mark Ruskell, Colin Smyth, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed, Tess White, Martin Whitfield