Eid is a time for all SA to stand to­gether

Daily News - - VIEWS & ANALYSIS -

THE month of Ra­madaan and Eid ul Fitr are sig­nif­i­cant re­li­gious events for Mus­lims around the globe.

On the day of Eid, also known as the feast of break­ing fast, Mus­lims ex­press their grat­i­tude and praise the Almighty for hav­ing been able to fast and ex­pe­ri­ence the blessed month of Ra­madaan – the month of the Qur’an, re­flec­tion, prayers, de­vo­tion and ac­quir­ing con­scious­ness, the month that pro­vides Mus­lims with an ex­cep­tional op­por­tu­nity for per­sonal, moral, spir­i­tual and re­li­gious growth.

The spir­i­tual, re­silient, rev­o­lu­tion­ary, sac­ri­fi­cial and re­demp­tive na­ture of the month of Ra­madaan in­cul­cates within Mus­lims the predica­ment of the less priv­i­leged, the im­pov­er­ished, the dis­em­pow­ered and the op­pressed.

There­fore, Mus­lims should use the moral lessons learnt dur­ing this month to sup­port and es­tab­lish so­cial jus­tice, hu­man rights and equal­ity.

On this joy­ous day of Eid, we must re­mem­ber the needy hu­man be­ings with acts of kind­ness, com­pas­sion and gen­eros­ity.

Let us not for­get that serv­ing hu­man­ity is one of the com­mand­ments of the Almighty, and that we need to reaf­firm and re­in­force our com­mit­ment to the up­lift­ment of our so­ci­ety and the growth and de­vel­op­ment of South Africa as a whole.

We must stand to­gether with our fel­low South African cit­i­zens to pro­tect and strengthen our democ­racy and sup­port na­tion build­ing.

Eid Mubarak to the Mus­lim com­mu­nity. MO­HAMED SAEED

Pi­eter­mar­itzburg

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