Best wishes and greetings in peace and of peace to Muslims all over the world upon the approaching holy month of self restraint. May we live to deserve the grace of the month and to celebrate a glorious victory that ensues. May this not be a mere poor interlude in which to exhibit piety. May it dawn on us we only deceive ourselves by fooling other people and the Almighty. May we all be refined souls for the sake of our own sanity if not humanity--more gentle and loving persons for our family if not for everyone in the world or this country.