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.
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.
Muslims: Yes oh messiah yes~ we accept we love you! astaghfirullah . ya muslimeen wake up!
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 !
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
Make your choice & Ramadan Mubarak
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).
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
in our prayers. May Allah protect you and give peace to the whole
MAY the merseful almiety pleseyou and all your love one including the world ,ramadan karim to you to MR PRESEDENT.
ALLAAH KARIM MAY GRANT U THE COURAGE 2 WORK 4 ISLAMIC UMMAH&HUMANITY. AAMIN,TASNEEM GILLANI