Celebrating Eid Al-Fitr 2020

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Literally means “festival of breaking of the fast”, Eid al Fitr is a day to celebrate the completion of 29 or 30 days in the Islamic month of Ramadhan. Rather than celebrating the month of fasting coming to an end, Eid al Fitr is an opportunity for Muslims to be thankful to have taken a part in the month of forgiveness and seeked spiritual awakening and enlightenment.

Even on this period when we must stay at home and therefore unable to conduct congregational Eid prayers, Muslims all over the world are still looking forward to exchange greetings, love, and forgiveness to friends and family through online platforms. On Eid al Fitr, Muslims continue to pass the day joyfully, because such an individual who has combatted against hunger and temptations should now have the strength to combat against the trials of life during the rest of the year.

As a Muslim, Ramadan is a holy month for me and all over the world. this year Muslims face a new challenge: the COVID-19 pandemic. The usual practices and habits that we have such as tarawih and iftar are outlawed by Social Distancing Rules. The tradition of going back to our hometown (mudik) has also been prohibited. However we should all maintain hope and strength during these difficult times. And I Hope that this pandemic will pass soon so we can get back to our normal activity. Stay Safe Everyone!

When the COVID-19 pandemic strike, it affects most of the things in our life. As we know, Ramadan is one time of the year where not only it allows me to devote myself to my faith or put myself closer to Allah but also being close to my family and relatives. In the situation of this pandemic and all the differences on Eid this year, COVID-19 did not stop Ramadan to be my spiritual reflection. In fact, it did strengthen my relationship with my family and God by staying at home. Happy Eid Al- Fitr!

May Allah bless your days with happiness, your weeks with prosperity, your months with contentment, and your years with love and peace. Happy Eid Day!