WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on moday night hosted an Iftar dinner for Muslim members from his administration and top diplomats from various countries at the White House.
Trump said, Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims all across the world. He further added, Ramadan is a time when people join forces in pursuit of hope, tolerance and peace, US President Donald Trump said on Monday.
During this month of worship, Muslims fast from sunrise to sundown and focus on prayer and spiritual life to deepen their devotion to god.
US President said, "Ramadan is a time of charity, of giving, and service to our fellow citizens. Ramadan is a very special time. It's a time to draw closer as families, neighbours and communities,"
In in his brief address in the State Dinning Room of the White House, he said, "And Ramadan is a time when people join forces in pursuit of hope, tolerance and peace. It is in this spirit that we come together tonight for Iftar, the traditional Ramadan meal that breaks the daily fast.”
He further added, "This evening, our thoughts are also with the religious believers who have endured many trials and hardships in recent weeks. It's been a very rough period of time. Our hearts are filled with grief for the Muslims who were killed in their mosques in New Zealand, as well as the Christians, Jews and other children of god who were slain in Sri Lanka, California and Pittsburgh.”