By Josh Heine, Communications and Membership Coordinator
July 17, 2015
Today is Eid al-Fitr, which means “Feast of Breaking the Fast” in Arabic and marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, Muslims fast daily from dawn to sunset and break their fast after sunset with a traditional iftar dinner. This month is a important time of connecting with Allah, personal reflection, and helping the needy.
On Eid al-Fitr, Muslims are not permitted to fast, but instead celebrate with traditional sweet foods and visits from friends and family. Other important aspects of this festival include special Eid prayers in either open fields or halls, monetary charity, and the giving of gifts.
We at Niagara Foundation wish everyone a happy and safe Eid!