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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 105

Barack Obama extends Ramadan greetings to Muslims

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Washington, 22 August, (Asiantribune.com): US President Barack Obama greets Muslims across globe on the month of Ramadan.

In a video address, Obama greeted 1.5 billion Muslims across the world getting ready for the holy month of Ramadan, a month-long period of prayer, reflection and sunrise-to-sunset fasts, which begins on Saturday in Middle East, India and in most of the Islamic world.

Accordingly, President Obama’s s message is said to be 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.

According to statement from the White House, “this dialogue continues and leads to concrete actions, the President extends his greetings on behalf of the American people. Ramadan Kareem. “

Given below the text of Ramadan message by US President Barack Obama:

“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 – Barack Obama said.

- Asian Tribune -

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