Published: Sun, May 28, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Tillerson declines to host Ramadan reception


Ramadan is a month generally marked by piety and sacrifice, and during which Muslims abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn to dusk.

I would like to extend my warmest felicitations to the Muslim Ummah in Ghana and around the globe on the occasion of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

The governor also urged Muslims to strive to imbibe in greater measure, the virtues of piety, self-discipline, tolerance, justice, fairness and compassion for the less-privileged and fear of Allah in all their undertakings, which the Ramadan fast promotes.

Aides point to Mr Trump's visit this month to Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, where he addressed the leaders of more than 50 Muslim countries. There, in the land of the two holiest sites in the Muslim world, we gathered to deliver together an emphatic message of partnership for the sake of peace, security, and prosperity for our countries and for the world. Various new food stalls and counters are temporarily constructed in this one month to feed the hungry, and there are many people who believe that the meal they skip should be given to the needy.

The State Department celebrates other religious traditions though some of those commemorations are not as well-established as the State Department's Ramadan event.

Fortunately, during Ramadhan we are blessed with a profound power and patience, with the true test of this month being perseverance.

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But in more fundamental ways, the Ramadan message is more of the same.

He also hoped that capitalizing on the revitalizing teachings of Islam would help eradication of violence and terrorism from the world. It is an opportunity for them to quit these habits that are not permissible in the religion. And other Presidents have understood that.

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Many Muslims use this month to better themselves, and hope for a major Imaan boost by the end. "And American Muslims serve in every walk of life, including our armed forces".

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has declined to host an event commemorating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, an apparent break from a almost two-decades long bipartisan tradition, according to administration officials.

Reuters was told of the refusal but did not see Mr Tillerson's reply.

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