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Eid Mubarak

MashaAllah the glorious and blessed festival of EID – UL – FITR was observed by Muslims all over the world yesterday.

Eid-ul-Fitr is the festival at the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. This festival is a time of giving charity, striving to build a closer connection to Almighty Allah (God) and perfecting the character to be a better person. The fasting of Ramadan is meant to remind people what life is like for their less fortunate brethren, it is a means of abstaining from wrongdoing and keeping pure from bad character and the alms giving at Eid (known as zakat-el-Fitr) is a continuation along the same idea. Both fasting and the giving of alms are two of the five pillars of the Islamic faith. Because the Islamic calendar is different from that of Christians, the dates for Ramadan and Eid change every year by about 10 days, based on the lunar cycle that is why the dates fall dependent on sighting of the birth of a new moon. Ramadan is a holy month in which drinking, smoking, and eating during daylight hours for Muslims is prohibited from outwardly and for the inner self one must develop a sense of control and better conduct and appreciation with others.

Eid is a joyful experience and everybody is celebrating and enjoying time by visiting friends and family and exchanging gifts. All muslims make an effort to wear fresh new clothes and apply perfume. There is a general feeling of celebration as people go from house to house visiting friends and relatives. Ramadan lasts for one full cycle of the moon (29-30 days) and is followed directly by Eid,

EID MUBARAK TO ALL AND EVERYONE, MAY ALLAH BLESS YOU AND SHOWER YOU IN HIS ENDLESS LOVE AND MERCY.

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