|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 on Sunday, June 25, 2017 according to the Fiqh Council of North America.
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 and the wave of acts of hate and terror here at home and across the globe, the Eid continues to be a day of joy, family gatherings, bonding and celebration to all Muslims.
During this holiday we remember the plight of millions of people across the world who are facing extraordinary hardships such as hunger, diseases, 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.
“We hope and pray for peace, justice and happiness to everyone on this very special occasion. We wish Eid Mubarak to all” said Dr. Opada Alzohaili, AHRC Board’s President.
“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, acts of hate and terror and victimization by wars,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director.