For the next 30 days, Muslims here in Solihull and all over the world will fast from dawn till dusk. Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the five Pillars of Islam. It is a time for prayer, a time for reflection and a time to think about those who are less fortunate than we are.
Fasting for me in summer is always difficult, due to the very long hours of daylight. This year's Ramadan also coincides with the coronavirus lockdown so we will all have to practice socially-distanced Iftar at the end of each day.
I hope that you will also spare a thought for our Key Workers and those in the NHS who will continue their brilliant work whilst fasting for 30 days.
Whatever you are doing, I wish you all the best. Keep safe, keep well and keep washing your hands.
Ramadan Kareem! Ramadan Mubarak!
Ade Adeyemo, Councillor for Lyndon Ward
Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Solihull Council