WASHINGTON

US President Donald Trump on Thursday wished Muslims across the nation and the world “Ramadan Mubarak,” or a blessed Ramadan, saying he prays for those observing the holy month. 

“Over the past months, we have seen how important the power of prayer can be during challenging times. Today, as the holy month of Ramadan commences, I pray that those who are observing this sacred time find comfort and reassurance in their faith,” he said in a message.

Ramadan is a month of fasting and prayer observed by Muslims. The month lasts 29 or 30 days depending on the sightings

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