Today Muslims across the UK and around the world mark the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
As a proud Muslim, the period of reflection, prayer, and fasting is incredibly important to our Muslim community.
Traditionally, Ramadan is a time for gathering and sharing Iftar with family and friends. Although, like last year, we are unable to come together and celebrate as we normally would, the spirit of Ramadan remains.
To every Muslim nurse and doctor who have saved countless lives throughout this pandemic, to every volunteer and community leader in our Mosques and community centres who continue to support those most vulnerable, and to every Muslim in Tooting and across the country, I wish you all Ramadan Mubarak.