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City of Victoria Celebrates Ramadan with Local Imam


On Wednesday, May 16, City of Victoria Mayor invited Imam Ismail Mohamed Nur of Masjid al-Iman at the City Hall to celebrate the beginning of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan.

This was the first time the mayor and council invited an Imam to the city hall to mark the beginning of Ramadan.

“The City has been very good over the years at celebrating Christmas, we have carollers come in and sing for us,” said Mayor Lisa “And for many years there’s been a tradition on the first day Hanukkah to invite a rabbi to come in, and we light the menorah together.”

Imam Ismail approached the City to help the community understand and celebrate Ramadan with the nearly 3,000 Muslims who live in Greater Victoria.

He said “The month of Ramadan is a blessed month for Muslims, it is a month of reflection, of charity and generosity.”

On May 25, Victoria council has agreed to partake in a day-long fast, and have challenged the wider community to join with them to try to understand what Muslims are celebrating.