Roughly 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide will be celebrating the end of Ramadan today. After a month of fasting, prayer and self-restraint, Muslims will come together for the festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr.
This festival celebrates the spiritual enhancements and nearness to God that was attained during the past month.
Muslims, out of love and devotion their fellow man, spent the entire month of Ramadan fasting from dawn to dusk to empathize with those who face hunger on a daily basis.
Out of this love comes a willingness to spend in the way of the poor.
Muslims are commanded to contribute to the charity of fitrana that is allocated to help the poor partake in the festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Though you may not know the details about our faith, I invite you to learn about us, to share in our joy this Saturday, and to celebrate a beautiful Eid!