Wishing all Muslim members here happy Eid al-Fitr

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5 Jul 2016 - General

Tomorrow is Eid al-Fitr or "festival of breaking of the fast" and it marks the end or Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Ramadan has to do with the communal aspects of the fast, which expresses many of the basic values of the Muslim community; e.g., empathy for the poor, charity, worship, steadfastness, patience etc. Fasting is also believed by some scholars to extol fundamental distinctions, lauding the power of the spiritual realm, while acknowledging the subordination of the physical realm. It also teaches a Muslim to stay away from worldly desires and to focus entirely on the Lord and thank Him for his blessings. It is a rejuvenation of the religion and it creates a stronger bond between the Muslim and his Lord. I wish all Muslim friends here Eid Mubarak.