The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) board of directors, staff and volunteers extend their greetings to all Muslims on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is the holiest month in the Muslim calendar, it is the month in which Prophet Mohammad started receiving revelations from God. The Islamic calendar, like the Jewish calendar, is a lunar calendar and the start of the month changes from one year to the next. This year, Ramadan is expected to begin on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Aside from fasting, the holy month of Ramadan is a month of self-reflection, sharing, caring and giving.

“We wish the Muslim community, here and abroad, a very blessed Ramadan. May the fruits of fasting, prayers and almsgiving among other good deeds during the blessed holy month of Ramadan enrich our lives and bring about peace and prosperity.” said Imam Mustapha Elturk, AHRC Founding & Executive Board Member.

The right to the free exercise of religion in the US is a key human right and a key civil liberty making reasonable accommodations to make it possible for Muslims to practice this pillar of their faith. We also urge all people of goodwill to give generously to all causes, including human rights, to make our world a better place to live.

“Faith is a great gift and the free exercise of religion is a fundamental human right,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “We are lucky and we are blessed to live in a country where the fundamental human right to free exercise of religion is respected and honored,” added Hamad. “We wish our Muslim friends and supporters a blessed month.’ concluded Hamad.

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