On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan. A time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting, Ramadan is also an occasion when Muslims around the world reaffirm their commitment to helping the less fortunate, including those struggling because of economic hardship and… Read More »Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan 2014
THE WHITE HO– USE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2013 Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan With the start of the sacred month of Ramadan, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world. For the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, Ramadan is a time for thoughtful reflection, fasting and devotion. It is… Read More »Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan
Full text of the guidelines available on the TSA website here. _________________________________________________________________________ Ramadan, a holy month for persons of the Muslim faith, begins this year approximately on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 and ends on Thursday, August 8, 2013. TSA understands that this is a significant religious event for the Muslim community. TSA has reminded its security workforce that traveling passengers may be observed at various areas in the airport… Read More »TSA Traveler Guidelines for Ramadan
Imam Mohamed Magid was one of the attendees at the White House Ramadan Iftar held on August 13, 2010 by President Barack Obama. The attendees included members of Congress, government officials, Muslim American leaders/community members and foreign dignitaries . A transcript of President Obama’s speech highlighting religious freedom in the US can be found here, along with a list of attendees.
President Obama held an iftar at the White House on August 13, 2010. In his address he includes support for religious freedom and the community center to be built near Ground Zero. He reminds everyone that the first iftar to be held at the White House was more than 200 years ago by President Jefferson!