- May 17, 2018-

Assalamu alaikum. As we mark the end of Ramadan, the most holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims around the world, I would like to wish all Muslims a peaceful and joyous Eid al-Fitr.

The origin of Ramadan

According  to Hadith, one of the last ten days of Ramadan is "Lailat-al-Qadr / the  Night of Power," also known as "the night of honor." In some Muslim countries, the night before the 27th of Ramadan was considered a lucky night. Islam believes that the Koran was revealed to Muhammad for the first time this evening. After the end of Ramadan, the first day of Shawwal is the Id-al-Fitr / the Feast of Fast Breaking. Eid al-Fitr is a day of gratitude and celebration to complete the command of Allah to fast. In the period after the morning sunrise until noon, Muslims are to hold the Iftar. At  the beginning of the ceremony, the young and old Muslims were  automatically lined up in neat rows and worshipped in the direction of  the Holy Land Mecca. After bowing, the leader will preach. Islam  also stipulates that all people who can afford it should donate money  to poor people at any time before or before the Eid al-Fitr holiday,  called "Sadaqat-ul-Fitr". The value of wheat money should be at least equal to the cost of a meal.