President Obama extends Ramadan Greetings

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White House Briefing Room - As the new crescent moon ushers in Ramadan, the President extends his best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world.

Each Ramadan, the ninth month on the lunar calendar, Muslims fast daily from dawn to sunset for 29 or 30 days. Fasting is a tradition in many religious faiths and is meant to increase spirituality, discipline, thankfulness, and consciousness of God's mercy. Ramadan is also a time of giving and reaching out to those less fortunate, and this summer, American Muslims have joined their fellow citizens in serving communities across the country. Over the course of the month, we will highlight the perspectives of various faiths on fasting and profile faith-based organizations making real impacts in American cities and towns.

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This month is also a time of renewal and this marks the first Ramadan since the President outlined his vision for a new beginning between America and the Muslim world. As a part of that new beginning, the President emphasizes that our relationship with Muslim communities cannot be based on political and security concerns alone. True partnerships also require cooperation in all areas - particularly those that can make a positive difference in peoples' daily lives, including education, science and technology, health, and entrepreneurship - fields in which Muslim communities have helped play a pioneering role throughout history.

The President's message is part of an on-going dialogue with Muslim communities that began on inauguration day and has continued with his statement on Nowruz, during trips to Ankara and Cairo, and with interviews with media outlets such as Al Arabiya and Dawn TV.

As this dialogue continues and leads to concrete actions, the President extends his greetings on behalf of the American people. Ramadan Kareem.

Rashad Hussain is Deputy Associate White House Counsel.

Source: www.whitehouse.gov


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RICHARD FROM U.S.A said:
Obama: Ramadaan Kareem. You may Fast! You may pray! Pay your Zakat (to OUR economic system filled with riba') Make your pilgramage! But if you want to set up your shariah ("rule of law" according to Qur'aan and Sunnah) we will not tolerate this. Accept our way of life or we will force it upon you! Anyways Ramadaan Kareem.

Muslims: Yes oh messiah yes~ we accept we love you! astaghfirullah . ya muslimeen wake up!
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MIRZA M FROM UNITED STATED OF AMERICA said:
A-Thank you Mr President for a powerful speech. You make a great difference in the lives of many Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world.

You have listened and it makes a huge difference in the lives of many. We hope that you will follow with your commitments and promises.

You are in our prayers always. I pray that God will bestowed his blessing upon you and your family and United States of America.

GOD IS GREAT !

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ZINEDINE FROM MOROCCO said:
Salaamu alaikum,

This hypocrisy at its best!

No one has described world leaders better than Egyptian Imam Abdel Hamid Kishk (may Allah swt rest his soul in peace). His saying: "Yadun tudhabih wa yadun tusabih" describes tyrans best. The House Negro's hands supports the slaughter of the children of Gaza, Iraq & Afghanistan and his tongue praises Islam.
Some call it dichtomy I call hypocrisy!

You either worship God or The United States of

IsraHell?

Make your choice & Ramadan Mubarak

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KHAN FROM US said:
It is a good start. He is a good speaker, no doubt, He brings/quotes some lines from Quran/Hadeeth in some of his speeches, which is good. Good speeches with good actions are needed.

The Judaism,Christianity & Islam are from Abraham and His progeny(1-Father & 3 faiths).Islam is total submission to ONE GOD-Monoaethism, that all prophets did(from Adam to Muhammad (pbut).
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YAKUB TURAY FROM PHOENIX ,AZ USA said:
SALAMUALAYKUM MR PRESIDENT
THANK YOU VERY MUCH GOD BLESS YOU AND PROTECT YOU AND YOU FAMILY FROM THE EVEIL GOD BLESS UNITED STATE OF AMERICA
SALAMULAYKUM WARAHMATULLAH WABARAKATUHU
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YUSUF FAMILY FROM USA said:
Thank you Mr.President, for your Ramadan greetings. You're always
in our prayers. May Allah protect you and give peace to the whole
world.
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JAMES FROM USA said:
Hello Mr president. Thanks for your complimentary. I hope Ramadan meets you and your family in great condition. However, as a muslim, I do not ally with those who wage war on islamic faith. You are unfortuantely one of those who happens to be among these extremist groups. There is no virtue in anyone who rebel with islam. Shortly after you inauguration mr president, you set new foreign policy that still change nothing but target the followers of great prophet Muhammad(SAW). As long as muslim men, women and children starve and suffer as a result of you policy, there is no need to welcome your ramadan complimentary. There will be no need for me to eat iftar at White House with you and your memebers while dropping bombs on my brothers and sisters in the name of "war on terror" in the middle east and Africa.
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DENA NASSER FROM CANADA said:
MY DEAR DEAREST MR PRESEDINT
MAY the merseful almiety pleseyou and all your love one including the world ,ramadan karim to you to MR PRESEDENT.
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JAMES RYAN FROM USA said:
Biblical Christianity will continue to be evangelized into the world and into Muslim lands.
Happy Ramadan
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TASNEEMGILLANI FROM IRELAND said:
thank you ,mr president, i know u have very soft corners 4 muslim community, i pray 4 ur safety &life . i know u ARE AWRE OF all details of islam ,that you learnt @ur early seven yrs from islamic country ,where u passed ur child hood. may u live long aamin .ALLAAH KARIM MAY SHOWER OF ALL GOODNESS OF RAMZAN KARIM @U &UR FAMILY AAMIN
ALLAAH KARIM MAY GRANT U THE COURAGE 2 WORK 4 ISLAMIC UMMAH&HUMANITY. AAMIN,TASNEEM GILLANI
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