††††††††††† Reps. Darany, Tlaib, Constan, Slavens, Lindberg, Olumba, Barnett, Brown, Durhal, Heise, Liss, Poleski and Stallworth offered the following resolution:

††††††††††† House Resolution No. 50.†† †

††††††††††† A resolution to extend warmest wishes to Muslims in Michigan and worldwide, a joyous and meaningful observance of Ramadan and celebration of Eid al-FITR, a month of reflection and prayer.

††††††††††† Whereas, Muslims, exceed 1.5 billion people worldwide, approximately 20% of the world's population with one of the largest and most productive populations residing in Southeast Michigan, observe the holy month of Ramadan; and

††††††††††† Whereas, This month is observed in dedication to the Islamic principles and in commemoration of the month in which the holy Quran was revealed to prophet Muhammad; and

††††††††††† Whereas, Muslims around the world will observe Ramadan by fasting, emphasizing self- discipline, worship and reading the holy Quran to improve patience, humility, and spirituality; and

††††††††††† Whereas, Muslims spend this time in reflection and prayer, while strengthening the bonds of family and friendship; and

††††††††††† Whereas, This month of sacrifice and contemplation begins on or about Tuesday, August 2, 2011, and continues until on or about Tuesday, August 31, 2011, with Eid al-Fitr, the celebration of Prophet Abrahamís sacrifice; now, therefore, be it

††††††††††† Resolved by House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body extend warmest wishes to Muslims in Michigan and worldwide a joyous and meaningful observance of Ramadan and the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, when we will wish our Muslim friends and neighbors Eid Mubarak!