Muslims mark end of Ramadan with Eid celebrations

During Ramadan, which began May 26 and ended Saturday night, Muslims fast from food, water and intimacy from predawn to sunset, Imam Faruq Post said before the prayer and sermon. "The message that it sends is that we're not that important".

"With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honor these values".

Ramadan, the holiest month in Islam, was celebrated in the White House under Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations.

The Iftar dinners were typically attended by prominent members of the Muslim community as well as members of the Congress and diplomats from Muslim countries.

The White House reportedly released a brief statement marking the event this year, though it is not found on the White House website.

Like millions of people around the world, Muslims in Southern California are celebrating the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting and reflection.

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Ramadan is a month-long fast, which marks the month Muslims believe their Holy Book, the Quran, was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. This is odd as well because USA secretaries of state have been hosting Iftar dinners every year since 1999. Even Secretary of State Rex Tillerson rejected the Office of Religion and Global Affairs' request to host an Eid al-Fitr party, according to CNN.

Farooq Abdullah and Working President Mr. Omar Abdullah have greeted the people of the State and the Muslim Ummah in general on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Muslims constitute less than five percent of the three million people in the state.

"It helps us to be a better Muslim, be a better citizen, be a better person who takes care of the environment and the earth", said Khan. "May this joyous occasion, which marks the culmination of the period of fasting and prayer during the holy month of Ramzan, bring happiness, peace and prosperity and be an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to serve humanity", the president said.

"Muslim Americans have been part of our American family since its founding", he added.

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