LANSING, Michigan – State Representative George T. Darany (D-Dearborn) offered Michigan House Resolution 191 to extend best wishes to Muslims in Michigan and worldwide on the joyous and meaningful observance of Ramadan. The resolution was adopted by the Michigan House of Representatives and it recognizes the month in which Muslims engage in a tradition of reflection, fasting and prayer.
“As our Muslim friends and neighbors use this time for reflection, sacrifice and a celebration of their faith, I am pleased to join with my colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives in offering our best wishes,” Darany said. “For members of our community, this is a special time for strengthening family bonds and growing in spirituality.”
According to Islamic faith, Ramadan is the month that the Muslim holy book, the Koran, was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. Muslims are encouraged to refrain from eating and drinking, among other activities, during the daylight hours. Fasting typically ends at sunset with meals and prayer. The evening is also a time to spend with family and reflect on the experience.
“It was truly an honor to recognize the observance of Ramadan with this resolution,” Darany said. “I wish our Muslim community members all the best as they embark on their month-long journey of prayer, family, reflection, restraint, charity and understanding.”
The month of sacrifice and contemplation begins on or about the evening of Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and continues until on or about the evening of Wednesday, August 7, 2013, with Eid al-Fitr, the celebration of Prophet Abraham’s sacrifice.