Message for Muslims from Latter-day Saints

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On April 5 Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following message:

"Ramadan Mubarak! We send greetings to our Muslim friends throughout the world who are observing the holy month of Ramadan. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have great respect and admiration for the faith of Islam. For Muslims and Latter-day Saints, fasting is a practice that promotes spiritual growth and temporal well-being and brings faithful followers closer to God. It is also a time of generosity. Muslims and Latter-day Saints share the conviction that compassion through offerings and service to others is a vital component of true faith in God.

The Church of Jesus Christ recently published a pamphlet titled Muslims and Latter-day Saints, Beliefs, Values, and Lifestyles, introducing followers of Islam and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to each other.

Muslims and Latter-day Saints: Beliefs, Values, and Lifestyles

Muslims and Latter-day Saints differ, of course, in some core doctrines, but have many similar beliefs, values, and lifestyles. During the past 50 years, Muslims and Latter-day Saints have engaged in Interfaith initiatives throughout the world to provide relief for the poor, strengthen families, and build supportive communities. We look forward to continuing these collaborative efforts.

To the followers of Islam, we express our profound respect for your devotion to God, and your generosity to those in need. We wish you a blessed Ramadan!"

At the conclusion of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid, we pray that Allah's richest blessings will be poured out upon you and your family.

May peace fill your lives.

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