Dingell to Introduce Resolution Recognizing Eid al-Fitr, the Conclusion of Ramadan
Washington, May 2, 2022
Dearborn, MI - Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) announced that she will introduce a Congressional resolution to recognize Eid al-Fitr and offer best wishes and respect to all Muslims at the conclusion of Ramadan.
“As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, this is a sacred time for our Muslim friends and neighbors to recommit to the values of compassion and generosity, and to celebrate the many blessings of life,” said Dingell. “This year, as we mark Eid al-Fitr, it is important to safely join together to recognize the important role of the Muslim community in Michigan and across our globe.”
Text of the resolution is available here and below:
Recognizing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, commending a month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and extending best wishes to Muslims in the United States and across the globe for a joyous and meaningful observance of Eid al-Fitr.
Whereas Ramadan is the holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal for Muslims worldwide;
Whereas this month of sacrifice and contemplation began at the beginning of April 2022, based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon;
Whereas Muslims in the United States and around the world observe Ramadan by fasting, emphasizing self-discipline, worship, charity, and reading the Holy Quran to improve patience, humility, and spirituality;
Whereas Ramadan continued until the celebration of Eid al-Fitr
Whereas it is estimated that there are approximately 1,800,000,000 Muslims worldwide;
Whereas over 4,500 Muslims serve on active duty and over 2,300 Muslims serve as selected reserve personnel in the States Armed Forces;
Whereas the Muslim population has been growing in the United States and today’s American Muslim population is a tapestry of ethnic, racial, linguistic, social, and economic groups;
Whereas American Muslims have contributed to every part of society to make advancements in medicine, science, engineering, economics, sports, education, and the law; and
Whereas the observance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has concluded with Eid al-Fitr, a three-day celebration:
Now, therefore, be it resolved, that—
1. to demonstrate solidarity with and support for members of the community of Islam in the United States and throughout the world, the House of Representatives recognizes the importance of the Islamic faith; and
2. in observance of and out of respect for Ramadan tradition, the Muslim holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, the House of Representatives offers its best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the conclusion of Ramadan, while also expressing its deepest respect to Muslims in the United States and worldwide on this important occasion.