US President Donald Trump today greeted Muslims observing Ramadan and said the holy month is a time of self-reflection intended to deepen one's spiritual growth.
In his message on the occasion of the start of the holy month, Trump said, "In this spirit of thanksgiving and reflection, those observing Ramadan can strengthen our communities, help those in need, and serve as good examples for how to live a holy life." "With the rising of tonight's moon, I send my greetings and best wishes to all Muslims observing Ramadan in the United States and around the world, Trump said.
He said Ramadan is a time of self-reflection intended to deepen one's spiritual growth and renew a sense of appreciation for the many blessings God provides.
Noting that Ramadan reminds of the richness Muslims add to the religious tapestry of American life, Trump said Americans are blessed to live under a Constitution that fosters religious liberty and respects religious practice.
"Our Constitution ensures Muslims can observe Ramadan in accordance with the dictates of conscience and unimpeded by government. By doing so, the Constitution also furnishes varied opportunities for all Americans to deepen their understanding of the human soul, Trump said.
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims observe fast, perform acts of charity, recite prayers and read the Quran.