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EID, Most Important Festival: Khan

Eid is the most important festival in our calendar says Seaqaqa Shopping Centre director, Hasim Khan. Residing in Seqaqa, Mr Khan and his family never let go of enjoying every
23 Jun 2017 17:45
EID, Most  Important  Festival: Khan
Muslims gathered at Valebasoga Jame Mosque in Labasa for iftari on May 8, 2017. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

Eid is the most important festival in our calendar says Seaqaqa Shopping Centre director, Hasim Khan.

Residing in Seqaqa, Mr Khan and his family never let go of enjoying every moment of Ramadhan Kareem and Eid.

Mr Khan said the 30-days of fasting bring celebrations and happiness to everyone not just Muslims, but all people.

“We have to fast for 30 days without food, water or saliva.

“Eid is the festival of breaking of the fast.

“It is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

“By fasting we become more sympathetic to those less fortunate than ourselves because we feel what it is like to go without food or drink, we feel what it’s like to be without.

“In turn this should cause us to be more generous and seek to alleviate hunger amongst the poor.

“It also helps to bring us together with family, friends, and neighbours as we break our fasts together.  It brings us closer as a community and to God by offering more worship,” Mr Khan said.

He says a sense of generosity and gratitude colours these festivities.

“Although charity and good deeds are always important in Islam, they have special significance at the end of Ramadhan.

“As the month draws to a close, Muslims are obligated to share their blessings by feeding the poor and making contributions to mosques,” Mr Khan said.

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