The blessed month of Ramadan has come to an end and Eid is right around the corner. However, that doesn’t mean to say that it’s over, but a start to a new journey. Now boys, you know it’s Eid when getting in the Barber’s chair is harder than getting in the presidential chair. But unfortunately, Eid isn’t all about money and Biryani, but more about charity (Zakat) and love. Charity that we give to the less fortunate and love between your beloved friends and family. The charity we give is to provide for the poor, so they can also celebrate this joyous occasion with us.
Eid was confirmed to be on Friday 15th June 2018 and it simply means ‘festival of breaking the fast’. We begin our day by eating something sweet and greeting one another, then we put on our garments. Muslims gather as prayers are recited and we meet in large congregations, standing shoulder to shoulder, demonstrating equality which is the inherit feature of Islam. But the greatest significance to this day is that Muslims all over the world join hands together, eradicate all their differences and places upon all Muslims the obligation to remember our Lord, show appreciation and offer him thanks.
When our prayers are complete, we spend the rest of the day with our friends and family, exchanging gifts and receiving money. We cherish one another and make this day memorable. But most of all, our day is never complete without taking hundreds of selfies for Instagram. Clearly Eid is a reminder to everyone that Muslims are the best dressed people! Ladies and gentlemen, the objective here is to give rather than take, appreciate more and lead a path of continued success and prosperity.
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