[Sunday, May 5, 2019]: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) board of directors, staff and volunteers extend their greetings to all Muslims in America and across the globe on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is the holiest month in the Muslim calendar. It is the month in which Muslims believe 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
tomorrow Monday, May 6, 2019 and may end on June 6.

Aside from fasting, the holy month of Ramadan is a month of self-reflection, sharing, caring and giving. In the spirit of the month, AHRC-USA urges people of goodwill to help those who are less fortunate and help alleviate some of the human suffering of those in need here at home and abroad.

AHRC hopes that this holy month will bring comfort and peace to all who are observing it, especially those who are victims of war, conflict, hunger, poverty, hate, terror, violence and despair. One of the best ways to honor the month is by working tirelessly for peace, forgiveness and reconciliation.

“I wish the Muslim community, in the US and abroad, a blessed Ramadan,” said Imam Mustapha Elturk, AHRC Founding & Executive Board Member. “May the fruits of fasting, prayers and alms giving enrich your lives and bring about peace and prosperity to your lives and the lives of your loved ones,” concluded Elturk.

“Faith is a great gift that provides comfort in times of affliction, it is not a tribal identity,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director.

“The free exercise of religion is a fundamental human right and a cherished American value and we are blessed to live in a country where the fundamental human right to free exercise of religion is sacrosanct,” added Hamad. “We wish our Muslim friends and supporters a blessed month,” concluded Hamad.

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