Muslims in Southern California - and around the world - celebrate end of Ramadan

Claudine Rigal
Juin 26, 2017

Trump's Eid statement heavily differs from his earlier message when he wished Muslims a "joyful" Ramadan.

It is not my object here to explain the philosophy of Eid-ul Fitr. This is indeed a great occasion to show gratitude to the Almighty Allah for taking us through a very successful period of fasting and to show kindness to our fellow human beings.

The governor also urged the faithful to use the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations to pray for the unity and peaceful co-existence of all the ethnic groups in the country. Approximately 1.6 billion muslims around the world observe Ramadan, which is based on a lunar month. So, it's a ideal day for everyone around the world, basically, family, even if we're not family just us as Muslims, that makes us kind of family and everybody coming together. After breakfast (since it is forbidden to fast on Eid), they offer prayers at mosques and often at burial grounds to pray for the salvation of departed family members.

Unlike Eid al-Adha (which focuses on meat delicacies), Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated with traditional desserts and is also called Meethi Eid.

He prayed for wisdom for those in public office, so they are able to guide the nation in the right direction and attain success in the march for a restoration of the right values. Such acts are starkly against the grain of Islam, Ramadan or the Eid-el-Fitr which is an apt occasion to repent and seek Allah's forgiveness.

"I have full faith that this festival of humanity will help to bring peace, tranquility and friendship in Kashmir Valley", he added. It is obligatory to donate to the poor and needy before offering prayers. But for whom? Is it the day of rejoicing for those who simply put on new clothes and wear perfume? The festival is a chance to relax after a month of abstaining from eating, drinking and other pleasures from dawn until sunset in order to improve moral character.

Food is an important part of Eid al-Fitr, as feasting takes the place of fasting.

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