The American Human Rights Council’s (AHRC-USA) board of directors, advisory members, and friends and supporters wish all Muslims a safe and pleasant Eid al-Fitr holiday (celebrated either tomorrow Tuesday July 5 or/and Wednesday July 6, 2016) Eid al-Fiter is a Muslim festivity that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Muslim calendar. Despite the fact that so many Muslim Americans have been dealing with the painful impacts of the state of war, conflict, and divide in their respective countries such as but not limited to Yemen, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Burma, Sudan and many other countries across Africa, the Eid continues to be a day of joy and happiness to all Muslims. Ramadan is a month of fasting, caring, sharing, giving and reflection. The Eid is a time for family gatherings, bonding and celebration.
During this holiday we remember the plight of millions of people across the world who are facing extraordinary hardships such as hunger, disease, war and displacement and are deserving of our help. Together, through generosity, compassion, empathy, and commitment may we continue to work towards a world of peace and justice for all. AHRC-USA will continue to work with our friends and partners in humanity to advance, promote and protect human rights and human dignity here at home and abroad.
“The holiday this year is bittersweet. We celebrate Eid during a time that millions of people around the globe live under the increased danger of poverty, hunger, disease and victimization by wars,” said Dr. Opada Alzohaili, AHRC President. “We hope and pray for peace, justice and happiness to everyone on this very special occasion,” continued Dr. Alzohaili.