Wednesday, September 2, 2009

President Obama Hosts Ramadan Dinner

US President Barack Obama praised Islam and American Muslims during an Iftaar party hosted by him at the White House. Ramadan, a month-long period of prayer, reflection and sunrise-to-sunset fasts, began on August 22 in most of the Islamic world.






Nearly two dozen Ambassadors were invited to attend the White House Iftaar wherein the menu included dates, kitchen garden green salad, spiced marcona almonds, Charlie's honey vinaigrette, organic chicken, potato and leek puree, late summer peas, kataifi wafers, oranges and lemon sorbet.Quoting from one of the statements of the legendary American boxer Muhammad Ali, the US oresident said: "Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams -- they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do -- they all contain truths." During the dinner, Obama introduces Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, a basketball player at the University of Memphis, during a dinner celebrating Ramadan in White House. (AP Photo)

Courtesy of Times of India