"On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I want to extend our best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world, " Obama said in a statement issued on Wednesday, Aug 11.
The president is also set to host a dinner in celebration of the holiest month of Muslim calender later this week.
"Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality. And here in the US, Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been part of America and that American Muslims have made extraordinary contributions to our country," Obama said.
The Ramadan greetings comes as part of the American president's ongoing campaign to heal the damage done to his country's reputation in the Muslim world.