Trump Wishes Muslims 'Warm Greetings' for Eid


"On this Eid, I wish that Allah s blessings light up the path oneness and lead to happiness and success", the Governor wished.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also broke with tradition by not hosting an Iftar dinner at the State Department during Ramadan, as has happened for the past two decades.

Muslims attend a Hariraya mass prayer ceremony to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the central mosque in Pattani's Muang district on Sunday.

Historians believe the first iftar dinner at the White House took place in 1805, when President Thomas Jefferson hosted Sidi Soliman Mellimelli, Tunisia's envoy to the United States, reports the Washington Post. According to the statement, it was an occasion to remember the importance of America's commitment to honor values like "mercy, compassion and goodwill".

He also congratulated them on the completion of this year's Ramadan season and prayed for a joyful time of celebration for everyone and for the occasion to usher in greater peace and prosperity in the country.

When CBN asked if the White House would follow suit, we were directed to an earlier statement the president released about Ramadan.

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Worshippers wear new clothes on Eid, visit their relatives and friends, and greet each other by saying Eid Mubarak.

The President has had a fraught relationship with the Muslim community in the United States.

Trump's comments as president and on the campaign trail about Muslims have often raised eyebrows.

"To stop it doesn't send a good message" Shareef told Newsweek.

A fun Eid tradition is for elders to give gifts or money to youngsters; Laila Hirani says that's her favourite part.

Referring to one of Trump's main pastimes, he added: "You get the chance to go golfing and all this other kind of stuff".