ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE
RECORDED ON APRIL 9, 2021
APRIL 12, 2021
Today, I wish all Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed Ramadan.
Ramadan is a season of reflection, prayer, charity, fasting, and community.
Many Muslims at home and abroad will again celebrate this Ramadan differently through virtual gatherings and digital interaction due to the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While we have seen tremendous loss this past year, we have also seen stories of hope and resilience in the face of adversity.
From essential workers to healthcare professionals, Muslims have been on the frontline united in service, faith, and shared humanity.
For all those who have sacrificed so much and continue to do so, we are in your debt.
With our embassies and consulates around the world, the Department of State is committed to strong relationships with Muslim communities around the world.
As the holy month of spiritual renewal begins, I wish all Muslims a Ramadan Mubarak (moo-BAA-ruck).