A day to rejoice


Political convulsions may affect festivities in some parts of the Muslim world

Today is Eid Al-Fitr. For Muslims across the globe, this is a day to rejoice after a month of fasting, nightly prayers and all-encompassing spirit of piety. Each Ramadan, the Muslim world undergoes a magical transformation as the believers turn to God in total devotion and prayers. Emphasis is not just on abstinence from food and water from dawn to dusk but all things that take one away from the path chosen by Allah and His Last Prophet (peace be upon him). While piety, mercy, charity and constant prayers are the high points of Ramadan, this is also a month of celebration of the Holy Qur’an.

It was in this month that the Final Word in the long line of divine scriptures was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. If the Qur’an is a truly miraculous gift sent for the benefit of entire mankind, the manner in which it is experienced throughout the blessed month is another miracle in itself.

From one end of the world to another, the believers read, study and listen to Qur’an, all 30 sections and thousands of verses, during the special Taraweeh prayers constantly trying to imbibe the spirit and teachings of the Book. The Eid Al-Fitr thus not just marks the culmination of the month of fasting and prayers but also the celebration of the Book that came as the ultimate mercy and guidance to humanity

Categories: Saudi Arabia

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