“(Allah is) the Creator of the heavens and the earth: He has made for you pairs from among yourselves and pairs among cattle: by this means does He multiply you: there is nothing whatever like unto Him and He is the One that hears and sees (all things). To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth: He enlarges and restricts the Sustenance to whom He will: for He knows full well all things.” Quran 42:11-12
Thursday, September 9, 2010
President Obama Offers Ramadan Greetings
In recognition of the first day of Ramadan, President Obama issued a statement wishing Muslims in America and around the world a Happy Ramadan. In his letter, the President spoke to what he feels Ramadan represents in America.
"Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality. And here in the United States, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country,"said the President.
"ISNA thanks the Administration for continuing to engage with the Muslim community and share the positive contributions of Muslims with the rest of the America," said ISNA President Dr. Ingrid Mattson."
ISNA Vice President Imam Mohamed Magid will join Dr. Mattson today, Friday August 13, for an iftar hosted by President Obama and his family at the White House.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also issued a statement of Ramadan greetings and will host an iftar at the State Department for Muslim leaders and community members from across the nation.
To read the full statement written by President Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, please visit theWhite HouseandDepartment of Statewebsites.