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Fasting during the month of Ramadhaan is a form of worship and prayer which allows Muslims a form of intercourse with Allah (SWT) in which his/her world and the self are absolutely denied. The human personality is dissolved; it disappears and is absorbed in the infinite unity of Allah Rab-ul-Izzat. This interaction with Allah Almighty is designed to bring the believer abundant spiritual enlightenment. We pray that Muslims throughout the world have experienced this closeness and that this bonding finds expression beyond this Holy Month.

The restrictions of Ramadhaan and the expansion of our relationship with our Creator should not end abruptly with the sighting of the new moon; this signifies the beginning of the month of Shawwal and the day of Eid- ul- Fitr on the 1st. This day of celebrations, festivities and extravagance is also a day of thanksgiving.

The believing men and women are reminded that while we celebrate the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, there are millions of Muslims all over the world who will be observing this day while under the yolk of oppressive, discriminating and unrelenting regimes. We remember all of them in our prayers.

Glory be to Allah. Praise be to Allah. Allah is most high.

We wish all Muslims a pleasant and joyous day of Eid-ul-Fitr

MRN

Author: MRN Network

The aspiration of the Media Review Network is to dispel the myths and stereotypes about Islam and Muslims and to foster bridges of understanding among the diverse people of our country. The Media Review Network believes that Muslim perspectives on issues impacting on South Africans are a prerequisite to a better appreciation of Islam.