Holiday Greetings to Muslims and Jews, 2009 C.E.
The Center for Islamic Pluralism extends sincere and profound good wishes to all Muslim and Jewish believers on the occasion of the simultaneous celebration of Ramadan Bayram, or Eid Al-Fitr, year 1430, and of Rosh Hashanah, year 5770.
Ramadan Bayram marked the end of the sacred month of Ramadan for the Islamic lunar year 1430. Ramadan Bayram began on the common era date of September 20, 2009.
We therefore proclaim: Eid mubarek! Bajram sherif mubarek olsun!
Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish year 5770. Rosh Hashanah began at sundown on the common era date of September 18, 2009.
We therefore proclaim Shanah Tovah!
We earnestly affirm our hope that the rare, coincidental celebration of these holy days will lead to a more respectful and understanding relationship between the umma of Muhammad sallallahu-aleyhisalam and the House of Israel.