Wayne County Commissioners today unanimously approved a resolution by Commissioners Sam Baydoun (D-Dearborn) and Al Haidous (D-Wayne) recognizing Ramadan, the Muslim holy month which this year begins March 23 and lasts to April 20.
“I wish for my brothers and sisters during this holy time to be safe and for their lives to be filled with joy, happiness and peace,” Baydoun said.
In presenting the resolution, Baydoun and Haidous noted that the month is established as a time for worship, prayer and spiritual renewal, including fasting from dawn to dusk.
The resolution states that, “our Muslim brothers and sisters are critical parts of the diverse fabric that make up the Wayne County multicultural community” and recognized the everyday contributions they make to benefit all Wayne County residents.
“Ramadan is a time to remind us how we conduct ourselves in our faith and I also wish peace and success to all,” Haidous said.
Metropolitan Detroit, including Wayne County, is home to one of the largest concentrations of Arab Americans in any region of the United States.