Ramadan Kareem/ Ramadan Mubarak to all of our families and community celebrating and reflecting in this special month.
Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for Muslims. It is one of the five pillars of Islam. Ramadan occurs in the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, during which Muslims believe Allah (God) revealed the first verses of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam. The timing of Ramadan begins when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted.
To acknowledge and celebrate this revelation, Muslims pray lots, fast….yes that’s right no food or water from sunrise to sunset!
Fasting without food and water reminds Muslims of the suffering of the poor and hungry. It reminds us that we are all human and need to help people who are less fortunate.
At sunset when fasting ends, Muslims break the fast with dates and milk. Afters of yummy, delicious foods.
At the end of Ramadan, there is a special celebration called Eid-Ul-Fitr. When the new moon is sighted, families and friends spend the day together, taking part in the Eid prayers, dressing up in your best clothes, eating lots of scrumptious foods, playing party games, but most importantly being thankful and grateful for what we have!
We currently have to still abide with social distancing (Government Guidelines). However, when this period ends later this week, we hope that you may find comfort and joy spending precious time with your loved ones, being happy, being healthy, staying safe but remembering to make those unforgettable memories!