Monday, October 08, 2007

US Congress passes Ramadan Bill to demonstrate solidarity with Muslims in America and the World

“… Muslim Americans like to say, (America has) the most diverse group of Muslims anywhere except in Mecca during the annual pilgrimage or hajj. ... Infact, Muslim Americans represent the most affluent, integrated, politically engaged Muslim community in the Western world” – Newsweek / special report, Islam in America. July 30, 2007 issue.

In terms of diverse groups of Muslims, America is only second to Mecca during the annual pilgrimage or Hajj, when virtually Muslims from every corner of the globe gather in. One can find people of all race, color and nations there united as one humanity. After Mecca it is America which has the most diverse group of Muslims, people of faith who believe in One God, who believe in Prophet Muhammad as the last Divine messenger and also who believe in all the Biblical Prophets including Jesus Christ (and his second coming).

:: The U.S. Congress passed the Ramadan resolution unanimously 376-0 on October 2,2007. This is HISTORIC for American- Muslims and Muslims around the world. This is the first time in history that the United States Congress will commemorate and recognize the month of Ramadan as the Islamic holy month.

RESOLUTION: Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and commending Muslims in the United States and throughout the world for their faith. The bill Resolved, That--

(1) during this time of conflict, in order to demonstrate solidarity with and support for members of the community of Islam in the United States and throughout the world, the House of Representatives recognizes the Islamic faith as one of the great religions of the world; and

(2) in observance of and out of respect for the commencement of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, the House of Representatives acknowledges the onset of Ramadan and expresses its deepest respect to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world on this significant occasion. (credit)


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