After one long month of fasting, Eid-al-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow by all Muslims ☪️.
During the fasting month, there are some exemptions to the fasting rule: all elderly, unwell people, pregnant women or women on their menstrual period are exempt from fasting.
Children and teenagers will join in some of the ritual but not on a total fast.
The fast means they will not eat any food from sunrise until sunset. At sunrise, the fast begins with a meal called Suhoor and it’s broken at sunset with a meal called Iftar.
Dates are the first food Muslims eat to break the fast because they believe Muhammed, Founder of Islam ate three dates to brake off his fast.
During the Ramadan month, Muslim people read the Quran,
It’s a time to do all sorts of good deeds helping vulnerable people and engaging in charity work around the community.
Many decorations are hung up around people houses to celebrate this special occasion.
Islam has five pillars which are:
1. Shahada — that is living the Muslim faith and believing in Allah
2. Salah — or prayer
3. Zakat — helping people through charity work and looking after those with special needs
4. Sawm — about being pure. This include fasting such as Ramadan
5. Hajj — taking part in a pilgrimage, usually a trip to Mecca the Holy City in Saudi Arabia.
Whether you are a Shahada or just curious about Islam, we at LaCongolaise wish you Eid Mubarak!