Donald Trump, Narendra Modi wish Muslims on Eid-ul-Fitr, resonate message of goodwill

Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramadan, will be celebrated on Monday. It is expected to begin on the evening of 25 June and end on the evening of 26 June.

Several National and World leaders took this chance to wish Muslims across the world.

US President Donald Trump sent "warm greetings" to Muslims celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan even though his administration broke the tradition of hosting a White House event to recognise the holy month a report by PTI said.

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According to the report, Trump said in a statement on Saturday, "On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill."

Muslims across the word observe a month-long fast every day from dawn until sunset — this establishes the principle of abstinence during these hours. Ramadan celebrates the revelation of the Quran to Prophet Mohammad in 610 AD.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the capital for the first time in a year.

Assad's office published images of him praying inside the brightly-lit Al-Nuri mosque at dawn on Sunday before greeting worshippers outside, a PTI report said.

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau wished all Muslims a joyous Eid-ul-Fitr in a video on Facebook on Sunday. In an official statement on Saturday, Trudeau said, "It is a time to give thanks for the spiritual growth and the blessings received throughout the holy month." He also added that cultural diversity was one of the greatest strengths and sources of pride for Canada.

Indian leaders were not far behind in showering Muslims across the world with their wishes on an auspicious day.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' said, "The holy month of Ramadan was celebrated with devotion. Now it's time for Eid. On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, my best wishes to all."

According to the report, he emphasised that India's diversity is its speciality as well as its strength.

President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday greeted the country on the eve of Eid as he expressed hope that the festival will strengthen the people's "unflinching" faith in unity and common destiny.

"On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I extend greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens, particularly my Muslim brothers and sisters, in India and abroad," said Mukherjee according to a PTI report.

Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also joined the growing list of leaders wishing people on the festival also known as Eid-ul-Fitr.

According to a PTI report, Sarbananda Sonowal said he hoped that this auspicious occasion would further strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood and usher in a period of sustained peace, progress and prosperity.

Sonowal also wished happiness and prosperity to the people saying that Eid-ul-Fitr symbolises amity, fraternity and harmony.

Arunachal Pradesh governor PB Acharya and Chief Minister Pema Khandu conveyed their warm greetings to the people of the state and expressed hope that the sacred occasion will usher in goodwill and harmony and further strengthen the values of a composite society.

Acharya, according to a PTI report said that the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan, the month of prayers, blessings and forgiveness.

"On this Eid, I wish that Allah’s blessings light up the path oneness and lead to happiness and success," the governor said. "It reminds every members of the community their obligations and responsibilities towards other members of the society, especially the poor and downtrodden for peaceful coexistence and equitable progress of the state and the nation, " he added according to the report.

Also, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Sunday expressed his heartiest greetings to the people of West Bengal on the eve of the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

"May this joyous festival provides an opportunity to reaffirm our faith in the country's cultural heritage, strengthen the secular fabric of our country and spirit of friendship-fraternity among all sections of society," the Governor told PTI.

 


Published Date: Jun 25, 2017 10:45 pm | Updated Date: Jun 25, 2017 10:51 pm


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