Imam Omar Suleiman Delivers Opening Prayer in US House of Representatives
Published: May 9, 2019 • Updated: January 12, 2022
Author: Yaqeen Institute
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Imam Omar Suleiman, founder and president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, served as the congressional guest chaplain at the invitation of Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) of Dallas on May 9, 2019.
Imam Omar has worked with Rep. Johnson on several initiatives including the Ramadan resolution introduced in Congress on May 3, 2019. Rep. Johnson issued the following statement regarding the resolution: “As Muslims across our nation and the world prepare to observe the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, it is important that we join them in recognizing the great significance these 30 days hold. For the entirety of the month, Muslim men and women of faith seek to be stewards of peace, brotherhood, and virtue,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “The ideals of this month call on all to engage in contemplation and self-reflection in order to achieve self-betterment. It is an honor to join together with our nation’s 3 million American Muslims in celebrating this month of generosity, compassion, empathy, and spiritual renewal. I am delighted to wish all Muslims a joyous and fulfilling Ramadan Mubarak!”
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