In the Name of the God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
May God bless Prophet Muhammad and his progeny just as He has blessed Prophet Ibrahim and his progeny.
Salaam Alaikum; Peace be upon you.
During these joyful holidays we congratulate our Christian neighbors in Fresno and all over the world. We thank you for the friendships and the gracious acts of solidarity. We wish you all a joyous and peaceful Christmas as you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Muslims bear witness that: There is no god but God, without associate, and that Muhammad is His Servant and final Messenger, and that Jesus is His Servant, Messenger, and His Word sent to Mary, and a Spirit from Him.
We pray, during these days to Almighty God to make this occasion a blessed one for all people, and enable them do their utmost to save, uphold, treasure and affirm the sanctity of every single human life and especially the lives of every single child. Honoring human life is an essential and foundational teaching in Islam, Christianity and other religions.
May the year 2013 be one in which the sanctity and dignity of every human life is upheld by all. May it be a year of global peace, a year of humble repentance before God, and mutual forgiveness and reconciliation within and between all communities.
Praise be to God, the Lord of the worlds.