Aug 26, 2011, 12:12 PM
The United States Embassy in
The Iftaar dinner accorded the religious leaders the opportunities to watch some films about Muslims' live in American, especially in the holy month of Ramadan.
Addressing the gathering, the
For Ambassador Wells, the event is also a clear demonstration of the
He stated that fasting during the month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, adding that it was during this holy month that the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) beginning with a simple word Iqra.
"It is therefore a time when Muslims reflect upon the wisdom and guidance that comes with faith and responsibility", he told the gathering.
According to Ambassador Wells, President Obama reiterated his commitment to see a new beginning between Americans and Muslims around the world in his speech in
He commended the government of The Gambia for establishing and maintaining its ties with the United States of American in many areas. He also acknowledged the efforts The Gambia plays in participating in peace-keeping efforts in
Speaking on behalf of the Imams, Imam Ratib of Banjul Alhagie, Cherno Kah underscored the numerous contributions of the
He commended Ambassadors Wells for organising the Ramadan Iftaar for religious leaders, adding that it's a step in the right direction towards promoting peace and tolerance between Americans and Muslims around the world.