President George W. Bush addresses the Iftaar Dinner with Ambassadors and Muslim Leaders in the State Dining Room of the White House, Monday, Oct. 17, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse.
President's Ramadan Message - 2005
October 4, 2005
Laura and I send warm greetings to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world as they begin the observance of Ramadan.
The month of Ramadan, which commemorates the revelation of the Qur'an to the prophet Muhammed, is the holiest month of the Muslim year. It is a special time of reflection, fasting, and charity. It is also a time of spiritual growth and prayer and an occasion to remember the less fortunate by sharing God's gifts with those in need.
Throughout our history, America has been blessed by the contributions of people of many different faiths. Our Muslim citizens have helped make our Nation a stronger and more hopeful place through their faith, generosity, and compassion.
May this be a blessed Ramadan for Muslims in the United States and around the world. Ramadan mubarak.
GEORGE W. BUSH