WASHINGTON – President United States of America (AS) Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden marked the start of the fasting month Ramadan by saying “Ramadan Kareem” to Muslims around the world.
“Today, Jill and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities across the country and around the world as they begin the holy month of Ramadan — a time of fasting, renewal, charity, worship, and growth,” Biden said in a statement. , Thursday (23/3/2023).
Biden said the US reaffirmed its support for Muslim communities suffering hardship and breakdown.
“We will continue to support the people of Turkey and Syria – who have lost many loved ones during the recent devastating earthquakes – and with the people of Pakistan, who are rebuilding their lives after last summer’s floods,” he said.
“Especially today, we remember the universal human right to practice, pray and propagate our faith in a peaceful and open manner. And together with our partners, the United States stands in solidarity with Muslims who continue to face persecution — including the Uighurs in the People’s Republic of China, the Rohingya in Burma (Myanmar) and other Muslim communities facing persecution around the world,” he said.
“To my fellow Americans who observe Ramadan, and to Muslims around the world: Ramadan Kareem — we wish you a blessed and peaceful Ramadan,” Biden concluded.
Millions of Muslims around the world are currently welcoming the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday night.
Fasting is observed from dawn to dusk during the month of Ramadan. This obligation is one of the Pillars of Islam. This is a time of self-examination and increased religious devotion.
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