Zuma sends Eid greetings to SA Muslims

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Zuma sends Eid greetings to SA Muslims

"Abstention from eating and drinking should go a long way to create empathy from the rich towards the poor, making the well to do appreciate the conditions of millions who go hungry because of poverty", the Waziri Adamawa says.

In a statement, Sonowal wished happiness and prosperity to the people saying that Eid-ul-Fitr symbolises amity, fraternity and harmony.

It is one of the five pillars of Islam, the others being the profession of faith, the obligation to pray five times a day; charity; and the pilgrimage to Mecca.

"On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr", Trump said in a statement.

"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 USA renews our commitment to honour these values.

John Quincy Adams noted in his diaries that the dinner was served late in the evening as it was "in the midst of Ramadan". Many members of the Muslim community condemned the message, which largely focused on terrorism.

President George W Bush hosted the dinner every year for his two terms, including just after the 9/11 attacks. "Such acts only steel our resolve to defeat the terrorists and their perverted ideology". "It wouldn't bother me", Trump said last June.

But the UK, America, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Qatar, Turkey and many other Muslim countries celebrated Eid al-Fitr 2017 yesterday (Sunday June 25).

Hillary Clinton resurrected the event when she was First Lady in February 1996, hosting about 150 people for a reception for Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month.

Mr Trump has previously been criticised for his use of anti-Muslim rhetoric, including on the campaign trail when he called for surveillance of United States mosques.

And in Jordan, thousands performed Eid prayers in the main prayer hall of the Hussein Sports City in central Amman.

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