Religion News Service: In-depth. Impartial. Engaged.

Blogs » Omid Safi - What Would Muhammad Do?

What Would Muhammad Do? has moved: Click here to read the latest posts

President Obama’s message on the Muslim holiday of Eid

The Presidents of the United States have had a tradition of sending religious greetings to Americans of various faith backgrounds, acknowledging Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and other holy days.

As these days coincide with the Muslim holy days (Eid) that occur around the annual pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj), it is worth reviewing the President new Eid greetings to Muslims in America and beyond:

Michelle and I extend our best wishes for a joyful Eid al-Adha to Muslims in the United States and around the world.
We also congratulate the millions of peaceful pilgrims who are performing the Hajj, including thousands of American Muslims.

Throughout the year, Muslims join members of many faiths in serving those suffering from hunger, disease, and conflict.
Muslim communities will continue this practice as they celebrate Eid by distributing food and charity to those in need.
Such acts of compassion underscore the shared values of the Abrahamic religions and people of all faiths.
On behalf of the American people, we extend our warmest greetings on this holiday.

Eid Mubarak.

 

Tags: eid, eid al-adha, michelle obama, muslims, obama

Comments

  1. [putting on my World Net Daily tinfoil lined Obama Decipherer Hat (TM)]

    He mentioned the word “confilict.”

    Clearly, this means he’s trying to restore the Caliphate.

    You’re welcome.

Sign In



Forgot Password?

You also can sign in with Facebook or Twitter if you've connected your account to them.

Sign In Using Facebook

Sign In Using Twitter