The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) offers its fulsome congratulations to Muslims and Islamic organisations across the European continent, and the entire Muslim Ummah, on the advent of the blessed Eid-ul-Fitr (1433H).
This blessed Eid is a religious, social, and human event; with its arrival, Muslims conclude the blessed month of Ramadan—month of fasting and Quran—month of Zakah, charity, and helping the needy; it was indeed a month full of the spirit of Iman (belief), good deeds, and noble values. No doubt that Ramadan this year was also a valuable opportunity for Europe’s Muslims and their organisations to renew the spirit of belief, reinforce the ties of mutual compassion and brotherhood, and respect the religious, cultural, and plural diversity in the constituents of the Muslim presence in the continent. Moreover, this noble month is an opportunity to support the efforts in connecting with the social fabric in Europe.
In the blessed Eid-ul-Fitr, Muslims strive to promote happiness among the young, reinforce mutual ties and compassion among adults, nurture family warmth and mutual care between rich and poor, and strengthen good relations with neighbours, colleagues, and friends in our European societies.
In the Federation, we take this opportunity to offer congratulations especially to noble imams, and the management of mosques, Islamic centres, and charity organisations in Europe on the advent of Eid-ul-Fitr, and express our deep appreciation of their generous roles and constant efforts throughout the month of Ramadan—dedicating themselves to their grand responsibilities, despite the arrival of the summer and holiday season.
The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe, as it offers fragrant congratulations on the arrival of the blessed Eid-ul-Fitr, and celebrates its happy days, yet this happiness is diminished by pain and hurt due to the tragic conditions suffered by Muslim peoples in various regions, especially in Syria, Myanmar, Palestine, Somalia, Mali, and others. Indeed, Eid is an opportunity for fraternal solidarity with Muslims in crisis-stricken areas—with the disaster stricken, the oppressed, and the destitute in our wider human family worldwide.
We, in the Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe, supplicate to Allah, the Almighty, Most High, All Capable, to accept from all Muslims their fasting, prayers, Zakah, and good deeds in the month of Ramadan; we supplicate to Allah, Most Supreme, to grant Europe’s Muslims success in cooperating in good and piety, unity and coalition in good, holding fast to the rope of Allah together and rejecting division, and focusing on the important and critical issues; we ask Allah in these blessed days to maintain our European countries, safe and peaceful, and keep us safe within them, and to reinforce prosperity and mutual understanding and solidarity in our European societies, the Muslim Ummah, and all humanity.
Brussels, 29 Ramadan 1433H (17 August 2012)
The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe