Friday, July 20, 2012

President Obama's Ramadan Message

Asalamu Alaykom,

In case you missed it, here is the message President Barak Hussein Obama shared with Muslims worldwide:

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslim Americans and Muslims around the world at the start of Ramadan. For Muslims, Ramadan is a time of fasting, prayer, and reflection; a time of joy and celebration. It’s a time to cherish family, friends, and neighbors, and to help those in need.

This year, Ramadan holds special meaning for those citizens in the Middle East and North Africa who are courageously achieving democracy and self-determination and for those who are still struggling to achieve their universal rights. The United States continues to stand with those who seek the chance to decide their own destiny, to live free from fear and violence, and to practice their faith freely. Here in the United States, Ramadan reminds us that Islam is part of the fabric of our Nation, and that—from public service to business, from healthcare and science to the arts—Muslim Americans help strengthen our country and enrich our lives. Even as Ramadan holds profound meaning for the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, it is also a reminder to people of all faiths of our common humanity and the commitment to justice, equality, and compassion shared by all great faiths. In that spirit, I wish Muslims across America and around the world a blessed month, and I look forward to again hosting an iftar dinner here at the White House.

Ramadan Kareem.


mehdi assem said...

Salut après l'avertissement d'ALLAH ce fort séisme a Alaska et ces punitions l'incendie de Colorado les tornades la sécheresse en Usa au président Obama et aux américains de convertir a l'islam aujourd'hui pour éviter un séisme catastrophique un volcan un tsunami tempête solaire apocalyptique en Usa merci

Yosra said...

Asalamu Alaykom Mehdi,

I've translated your message:

Hello after the warning of Allah this fort Alaska earthquake and fire of these punishments Colorado tornadoes drought Usa President Obama and American convert to Islam today to avoid a catastrophic earthquake a volcano tsunami apocalyptic solar storm we thank you in Usa

It probably made more sense in French but I get the idea.

In my experience, very few people will come to Islam out of fear of catastrophe. Most will come to Islam due to more personal reasons: feeling alone, feeling sad, wanting more joy, getting free from addiction, needing to feel clean and worthy of their life, etc.

Others out there? What do you think? Does Mehdi's message make people come to Islam?

Let us know!

Light and Love :)