To all our family members, relatives and friends – we wish you a Blessed Eid marked by faith, prosperity and joy. Eid ul-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking marks the conclusion of the month of fasting. (Fitr, which denotes “to break” therefore marks the breaking of the fasting period and of all bad and evil habits). Eid is a time for renewed friendship and goodwill, a time for sincere forgiveness and making amends and a time of moderate celebration where children, communities and families come together and have a good time.
The ritual of observing fasts cleanses Muslims right from their soul. Observant Muslims refrain from food, drink and sexual intercourse from sunrise to sunset during Ramadhan, the month in Islam’s lunar calendar when the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) more than 1400 years ago.
Our religion Islam preaches respect for humanity encourages brotherhood and peace and inspires rest of the world to be whole-heartedly devoted to Allah Almighty alone. Eid ul-Fitr is an occasion that put forward these same teachings and celebrates them. Let’s make use of this special moment as an opening and ‘a turning point’ for being good Muslims; as role models in our multi-racial society, in accordance with the prophetic model; care for the orphans, poor and widows, to aid those afflicted by calamity and help the less privileged in the wider Malaysian society- both Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
The day of Eid should be a special day for the entire family and more so for the younger children. Indeed, we will miss Ramadhan as no other month is full of blessings such as Ramadhan for we benefit from it during the days of fasting, during its night of worship and even for months beyond.
We say Taqaballahu Minna wa Minkum. May our acts and your acts of worship and religious holiday be blessed. And may all the Blessings of the Almighty be with the entire world.