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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Trump Sends Good Wishes to Muslim World for Ramadan

Politics

Meriam H. Helal

Wed, 16 May 2018 15:25 GMT

President Trump sent his greetings and best wishes to Muslim countries and Muslims in the United States and around the world on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

In a White House statement, Trump said "During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Quran to the prophet Muhammad through fellowship and prayer. Many observe this holy time by fasting, performing acts of charity, reciting prayers, and reading the Quran.”

He added, “Ramadan is a time of self-reflection intended to deepen one’s spiritual growth and renew a sense of appreciation for the many blessings God provides. In this spirit of thanksgiving and reflection, those observing Ramadan can strengthen our communities, help those in need, and serve as good examples of how to live a holy life."

Trump stressed the diversity that the United States enjoys. “Ramadan reminds us of the richness Muslims add to the religious tapestry of American life. In the United States, we are all blessed to live under a Constitution that fosters religious liberty and respects religious practice,” he said.

He also said, “Our Constitution ensures Muslims can observe Ramadan in accordance with the dictates of conscience and unimpeded by government. By doing so, the Constitution also furnishes varied opportunities for all Americans to deepen their understanding of the human soul.”


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