Upholding Lessons of Ramadan beyond Eid el Fitri

UPHOLDING THE LESSONS OF RAMADAN BEYOND EID EL FITRI IS THE FOCUS OF TODAY’S VIEWPOINT. IT IS WRITTEN BY DR. BABATUNDE TIAMIYU, GENERAL MANAGER OF PENSIONERS 106.7 FM, IBADAN.

As the crescent moon graces the evening sky on the 30th day of Ramadan, Muslims around the world come together to celebrate Eid el-Fitri.

For more clarity and knowledge, the word “Eid” means ‘a feast, festival or holiday, thus Eid el Fitri means “festival of the breaking of the fast”.

Thus Eid el Fitri simply means a celebration which marks the end Ramadan fasting.

It is a joyous celebration that marks the culmination of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, prayer, and reflection, which serves as a spiritual journey for Muslims to deepen their connection with Allah and strengthen their resolve to be holy.

During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk, abstaining from food, drinks, and worldly pleasures.

This act of self-discipline fosters empathy and compassion for the less privileged, as fasting provides a look into the struggles of those who are finding it hard to make ends meet.

Also, it is a reminder of the blessings bestowed upon Muslim faithful and the responsibility to share their blessings with others.

As Muslims around the world celebrate the end of Ramadan, it is crucial for the followers of prophet Muhammed to remain steadfast in upholding the lessons of the holy month.

It is worthy to note that the end of Ramadan does not mark the end of commitment to righteousness, rather, it signals a continuation of journey towards spiritual growth and moral excellence.

One of the key lessons of Ramadan is the importance of self-discipline and self-restraint, therefore as Muslims celebrate Eid el Fitir, they must remember to exercise moderation.

They should strive to maintain the same level of self-discipline in their daily lives, resisting the temptations of greed, arrogance, and worldly pleasure.

Ramadan teaches Muslims to be better individuals, better neighbours, and better citizens, embodying the values of empathy, justice, and mercy in all they do.

In conclusion, people of their religious bodies need to stand in solidarity with Muslim brothers and sisters around the world, celebrating the diversity of shared humanity and reaffirming commitment to building a world rooted in peace, understanding, and mutual respect.

People, regardless of their religious ideologies, must come together and embrace the spirit of renewal and celebration, cherishing the bonds of faith, family, and community that unite us all.

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