NEW DELHI – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is a world leader who always stands out as compassionate human being. Now, she has won accolades from one and all after posting Eid-ul Fitr greetings on social media.
Jacinda Ardern began her message with Islamic greeting, “Asslamamuaaikum”, and went on to say, “I like to pass on my warmest wishes to everyone celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr.”
She specifically mentioned Kiwi Muslims in her wish acknowledging that this year, the celebration will be different from what it used to be traditionally.
“This is a difficult time for everyone including our Kiwi Muslims and I’ve been pleased to see New Zealand is responding with unity, kindness and generosity.” Hence, she urged all to continue with the same spirit even after Ramzan and Eid.
New Zealand is celebrating Eid on Sunday (May 24), after Federation of Islamic Association of New Zealand (FIANZ) announced the sighting of Shawal moon.
“Although you might not be able to come together and connect as you normally would. As we all stay in our bubbles. I wish you all the very best on this special occasion. Eid Mubarak!” the Prime Minister added.
Her message was well received by people across the globe. Her response to last year’s terror attack on a mosque in Christchurch won Ardern many hearts, especially among Muslims, as she addresses the problem head on with compassion and love.
Many people tweeted praising the Prime Minister for her lovely video message.
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