Eid Mubarak

Eid an abbreviation for Eid al-Fitr an important Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid refers to the occasion itself, and Mubarak means blessed. The phrase translates into English as “blessed festival.” 
     Eid involves many Muslims waking up early and praying either at an outdoor prayer ground or a mosque. Many Muslims dress in their finest clothes and adorn their homes with lights and other decorations. Old wrongs are forgiven and money is given to the poor. Special foods are prepared and friends or relatives are invited to share the feast. Gifts and greeting cards are exchanged and children receive presents.  Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion but its underlying purpose is to praise God and give thanks to him, according to Islamic belief. 
     Back in April of this year one of my Muslim friends told me “Happy Easter!” I asked him why did you tell me that your not  a Christian. Without any hesitation he said “I tell you this because I respect you!” 
     So out of respect  I have a message to all the Muslim brothers and sisters: 
     It must have been difficult at times but I am so proud of you for completing a month long of fasting and praying. That takes alot of faith. May all the joys of life be showered upon you.
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