President Joe Biden has greeted the Muslims in the United States and across the world observing Ramzan, and hailed the contributions of the minority community in building a diverse and vibrant America.
During the holy month of Ramzan, Muslims observe fast, perform acts of charity, recite prayers and read the Quran. They fast daily from sunrise to sundown.
“As many of our fellow Americans begin fasting tomorrow, we are reminded of how difficult this year has been. In this pandemic, friends and loved ones cannot yet gather together in celebration and congregation, and far too many families will sit down for iftar with loved ones missing,” Biden and First Lady Jill Biden said in a statement on Monday.
“Yet, our Muslim communities begin the month of revelation with renewed hope,” he said. Observing that Muslim Americans have enriched the country since its founding, Biden said that they are as diverse and vibrant as the America they have helped build.
But still, Muslim Americans continue to be targeted by bullying, bigotry, and hate crimes. This prejudice and these attacks are wrong.
Although the White House festivities will be held virtually this Ramzan, "Jill and I look forward to resuming the traditional White House Eid celebration in person next year, inshallah. We wish your families an inspiring and rewarding month," Biden said.