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‘If Allah Wills:’ Biden Cites Qur’an, Blasts Trump in Ramadan Comments

"On my first day as President, I was proud to end the shameful Muslim travel ban..."

(Headline USA) President Joe Biden kicked off the start of Ramadan this week by praising “the Holy Qur’an,” saying it shows us that “God is the light of the heavens and the earth.”

“As we remember those who we have lost since last Ramadan, we are hopeful for brighter days ahead,” Biden said. “The Holy Qur’an reminds us that ‘God is the light of the heavens and earth,’ who leads us out of darkness to the light. Although our White House festivities will be held virtually this Ramadan, Jill and I look forward to resuming the traditional White House Eid celebration in person next year, inshallah. We wish your families an inspiring and rewarding month.

“Inshallah” is an Arabic phrase meaning, “if Allah wills” or “God willing.”

In Biden’s statement commemorating the Islamic holiday, he took a swipe at former President Donald Trump, calling his travel ban “shameful.”

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“On my first day as President, I was proud to end the shameful Muslim travel ban, and I will continue to stand up for human rights everywhere, including for Uyghurs in China, Rohingya in Burma, and Muslim communities all over the world.”

The full statement:

Jill and I send our warmest greetings and best wishes to Muslim communities in the United States and around the world.  Ramadan Kareem.

As many of our fellow Americans begin fasting tomorrow, we are reminded of how difficult this year has been. In this pandemic, friends and loved ones cannot yet gather together in celebration and congregation, and far too many families will sit down for iftar with loved ones missing.

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Yet, our Muslim communities begin the month of revelation with renewed hope. Many will focus on increasing their consciousness of the presence of God in their lives, reaffirming their commitment to the service of others that their faith compels, and expressing gratitude for the blessings they enjoy—health, well-being, and life itself.

Muslim Americans have enriched our country since our founding.  They are as diverse and vibrant as the America they have helped build. Today, Muslims are leading in our efforts to fight COVID-19, playing a pioneering role in vaccine development and serving as frontline health care workers.  They are creating jobs as entrepreneurs and business owners, risking their lives as first responders, teaching in our schools, serving as dedicated public servants across the nation, and playing a leading role in our ongoing struggle for racial equity and social justice.  

But still, Muslim Americans continue to be targeted by bullying, bigotry, and hate crimes.  This prejudice and these attacks are wrong. They are unacceptable. And they must stop.  No one in America should ever live in fear of expressing his or her faith.  And my administration will work tirelessly to protect the rights and safety of all people.

On my first day as President, I was proud to end the shameful Muslim travel ban, and I will continue to stand up for human rights everywhere, including for Uyghurs in China, Rohingya in Burma, and Muslim communities all over the world.

As we remember those who we have lost since last Ramadan, we are hopeful for brighter days ahead. The Holy Qur’an reminds us that “God is the light of the heavens and earth,” who leads us out of darkness to the light.  Although our White House festivities will be held virtually this Ramadan, Jill and I look forward to resuming the traditional White House Eid celebration in person next year, inshallah. We wish your families an inspiring and rewarding month.  

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