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2009 US Presidential EID Greeting

US Presidential Seal

President Obama releases statement
marking end of Ramadan and
beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr

obama_portrait_146px The White House has released the following statement from President Barack Obama to mark the end of Ramadan and the beginning of Eid-ul-Fitr:

"As Muslims in the United States and around the world complete the month of Ramadan and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, Michelle and I would like to extend our personal greetings on this joyous occasion. Eid is a time to celebrate the completion of 30 days and nights of devotion. But even on this festive occasion, Muslims remember those less fortunate, including those impacted by poverty, hunger, conflict, and disease. Throughout the month, Muslim communities collect and distribute zakat-ul-fitr so that all Muslims are able to participate in this day of celebration. As I said in Cairo, my Administration is working to ensure that Muslims are able to fulfill their charitable obligations not just during Ramadan, but throughout the year. On behalf of the American people, we congratulate Muslims in the United States and around the world on this blessed day. Eid Mubarak."

From the Blog:

Over the past month, the President and several government Agencies participated in events to mark Ramadan - the President continued the tradition of hosting an Iftar here at the White House while the U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted the first in their history. The Corporation for National and Community Service spearheaded "Interfaith Service Week" as part of the President and First Lady's Summer of Service initiative and many other groups and individuals came together to make this month a time of giving and reaching out to our neighbors in need.

The President and the First Lady extend their personal greetings on this special day. May you be well throughout the year.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Eid-ul-Fitr Message (Video)
US President Barack Obama offers Ramadan Greetings (video)

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Add Comment
naeem khan from California, US
07:41 08/29/2011
it is a blessing to know that as a president you have reach across all borders
mohamed from Kentucky, US
08:00 09/10/2010
assalamo alaikom aid mobarak said
09:05 09/09/2010
Thank you Mr. president for the wonderful Idil=fitr message.I pray all dearing muslims will take part in bringing global peace to the world
Said Hajem from New York, US
19:56 09/08/2010
thank you Mr president. ramadan karim and Eid said.
lucinda smith from Massachusetts, US
13:52 09/08/2010
thanks President Barack Hussein Obabma. Keep reaching out!
Mohammad Rafi Yaqub
19:07 09/05/2010
Mr. President, Your message was perfect and timely. Definitley, your assurance to the Muslims world especially to the American Muslims was needed to be heard by them and join their forces with you to work for the dignity of mankind. Allah Bless you, Mohammad Rafi Yaqub
Sikandar rahman from Pakistan
13:25 08/29/2010
Asalam-o-alykum........ Mr President Obama thanks Your kindness speech about Ramadan Greeting for Muslim................ Ramadan is a Mercifull Month for humanity aswell for Muslim. this Month Is blessing for Us.............. I am a Muslim and happy for Ramadan Month! ''we are Proud for U'' I am very happy Your speech for Greeting Ramadan.............. God bless u Your famly & US People and Give u all cheer Of Life........... thanks
Sheikha Ibrahim from Kenya
09:04 08/29/2010
Shukran Mr.President May the Almighty Allah bless you and your family and the people of America.
12:26 08/26/2010
dear president Obama thank you for your attitude towards moslims you are the person who has the wisdom and gust to rull a big nation i respect you and trust you alot may .Allah bless you
kamel halimi from Algeria
06:24 08/24/2010
alahoma inaka afoun fa aafou ana

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