Navy imam Chaplain Abuhena M. Saifulislam lifted his voice to God as he called to prayer more than 100 Department of Defense employees Monday at a celebration of Ramadan at the Pentagon.
â€śGod is most great,â€ť sang the lieutenant commander and Islamic leader, in Arabic, as iftar â€” the end of the daily fast began.
Uniformed military personnel, civilians and family members faced Mecca and knelt on adorned prayer rugs chanting their prayers in quiet invocation to Allah.
â€śWe do all we can to help meet the religious needs of our soldiers,â€ť said Deputy Pentagon Chaplain Army Maj. Alan Pomaville, a Christian, who attended the iftar alongside the Muslim chaplains. â€śThe leadership in the [Defense Department] wants to care for the body of the whole soldier.â€ť ...