Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Western Massachusetts Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan

Muslim New Zealanders will today celebrate the Islamic festival Eid ul-Fitr following the sighting of the new moon and will come together to celebrate at Parliament next week, Minister for Ethnic Communities Judith Collins says.

"It is also important for us to move closer to Allah, even after the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations and eschew actions and deeds that are against His will and commandment. With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honor these values", Trump said in a statement as quoted by The Hill newspaper.

Ramadan is considered one of the holiest months in Islam.

The White House has recognized Ramadan with an iftar or Eid celebration since former President Bill Clinton's administration began the tradition in 1996.

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The White House reportedly released a brief statement marking the event this year, though it is not found on the White House website.

Hough said Ramadan is a time of renewal, and he hopes the relationships local Muslims built this month will continue to grow.

As people across the world celebrate Eid this year, a festival that marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan and sees people hug each other thrice and wish Eid Mubarak, social media saw a trend of selfies. Politicians, prominent Muslim diplomats and community leaders generally attended the dinner.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly rejected a request by his department's office of religion and global affairs to hold an event for the holiday.

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"On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I extend greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens, particularly my Muslim brothers and sisters, in India and overseas", said President Mukherjee.

"Greetings to all my fellow citizens, particularly my Muslim brothers and sisters, in India and overseas on Idu'l Fitr", the President tweeted.

"May Eid-ul-fitr brightens our world with love, harmony and brotherhood through its unmatched message of self-discipline, sacrifice and charity", the Governor said. Obama, as well as then-First Lady Michelle, called Muslim Americans a part of the American family since its founding.

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I, again, appeal to all Nigerians to avoid reckless statements or actions against our fellow countrymen. It is a great sense of being one family in such a very special occasion.

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