Long inaugural tradition United States president Donald Trump listens recitation of Holy Quran

Long inaugural tradition United States president Donald Trump listens recitation of Holy Quran. US President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump.

Vice President Pence and Karen Pence continued a long inaugural tradition Saturday morning.

Attending a prayer service that notable for the diversity of faith participants.

Religious leaders from various faiths invited to recite prayers at the three-day event.

Long inaugural tradition United States president Donald Trump listens recitation of Holy Quran.

Long inaugural tradition United States president Donald Trump listens recitation of Holy Quran.

Presidential inaugural prayer service held at Washington National Cathedral a day after Trump took oath as the 45th president of the United States.

Every religious leader prayed for the global peace and for the benefit of humanity.                                                                                                                                                                        All Dulles Area Muslim Society executive director Imam Mohamed Magid  expected to give the call to prayer.

At an inter-faith religious service for Trump but recited two verses from the Holy Quran instead.

“O humankind, We have created you from a single male and female (Adam and Eve).

And made you into nations and tribes and communities, that you may know each other.

Really, the most honored of you in the sight of God is the one most righteous of you, and God has full knowledge…”

With the president sitting alongside his wife, the imam read another verse, “And among the signs of God is the creation of heaven and earth.

And the variation in your languages and your colors. Verily, in that are signs for those who know.”

Trump became the 45th president of United States last week.

The 70-year-old Republican billionaire placed his left hand on a bible used by Abraham Lincoln.

And recited the 35-word oath dating back to the George Washington era before delivering a much-anticipated inaugural address.

Long inaugural tradition United States president Donald Trump listens recitation of Holy Quran.

Back in October, President Donald Trump angered some in the Muslim-American community.

When at a town-hall debate he called Islamophobia a shame.

The inaugural prayer service is a tradition that began with President George Washington.

And revived in 1933 by President Franklin Roosevelt, continuing ever since.

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