Eid is a time for all SA to stand together
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