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Eid al-Fitr

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Many Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr (also known as Id al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr) on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three days in some countries.

Feast of food at a table.
Special foods are prepared and friends or relatives 

What do people do?

Eid al-Fitr is an important Islamic holiday for Muslim communities across the world. This event involves many Muslims waking up early and praying either at an outdoor prayer ground or a mosque. People dress in their finest clothes and adorn their homes with lights and other decorations.

Old wrongs are forgiven and money is given to the poor. Special foods are prepared and friends or relatives are invited to share the feast. Gifts and greeting cards are exchanged and children receive presents.  Eid al-Fitr is a joyous occasion but its underlying purpose is to praise God and give thanks to him, according to Islamic belief.

The Eid  bringing diverse communities, families and friends together. It features live entertainment, stalls, exhibitions, and children’s activities.

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Ramadan Kareem

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RamadanArabic: رمضان: also transliterated Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accountscompiled in the hadiths.

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Who is Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings be upon him? من هو محمّد، صل الله عليه وسلّم؟

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He is the one who defended the rights of all humanity 1400 years ago.
هو الذي دافع عن حقوق كل البشر منذ 1400 عام.

He defended men’s, women’s and children rights
حفظ حقوق الرجال وحقوق النساء وحقوق الصغار

He commanded and fostered the love between relatives and neighbors
أمر بالحب والود بين الأقارب والجيران

He established a coexistence relationship between Muslims and Non-Muslims
وأسس علاقة تعايش بين المسلمين وغير المسلمين

He organized the relationship between the members of the family putting duties on sons and daughters towards the parents
ونظم العلاقات الأسرية التي تضمن للأب وللأم حقوق كبيرة وعظيمة على أبنائهم

He fought injustice, called for justice, love, unity and cooperation for the good.
منع الظلم ودعا للعدل و المحبة والتكاتف والتعاون للخير

He called for helping the needy, visiting the patients, love and exchanging advises between people.
دعا لمساعدة المحتاج وزيارة المريض والمحبة والتناصح بين الناس

He prohibited (by orders from God) bad manners such as stealing, lying, torturing and murdering.
منع على المسلمين المعاملات السيئة مثل السرقة والغش والقتل والظلم

He is the one who changed our lives and manners to be better.
إنه من غير حياتنا وطباعنا السيئة إلى حسنة

A Muslim doesn’t steal
المسلم .. لا يسرق

A Muslim doesn’t lie
المسلم لا يكذب

A Muslim doesn’t drink alcohol.
المسلم لا يشرب الخمر

A Muslim doesn’t commit adultery
المسلم لا يزنى

A Muslim doesn’t cheat
المسلم لا يغش

A Muslim doesn’t kill innocent people
المسلم لا يقتل الأبرياء

A Muslim doesn’t harm his neighbors
المسلم لا يؤذي جارة

A Muslim obeys his parents and helps them
المسلم يبر بوالديه و يخدمهما

A Muslim is kind to young and elderly people, to women and to weak people.
المسلم يعطف على الصغار وعلى النساء وعلى الضعفاء وكبار السن

A Muslim doesn’t torture humans or even animals, and does not harm trees
المسلم لا يعذب البشر ولا الحيوانات ولا يؤذي الأشجار

A Muslim loves his wife and takes care of his children and show mercy towards them until the last day of his life.
المسلم يرحم ويحب زوجته ويهتم و يعطف عل أبناءه حتى آخر يوم من عمره

A Muslim’s relationship towards his children never stops even when they become adults
المسلم لا تنتهي علاقته بأولاده بعد سن الرشد أبدا

He is Muhammad (PBUH)
إنه محمد رسول الله صل الله عليه وسلم

Did you know why all Muslims love Muhammad (PBUH)?
هل عرفتم لماذا يحب كل المسلمون محمد صل الله عليه وسلم؟

Did you know what does Muhammad mean for Muslims?
هل عرفتم ماذا يعنى محمد صل الله عليه وسلم للمسلمين؟

Every Muslim loves Muhammad (peace be upon him) more than himself and more than everything in his life.
كل مسلم يحب محمد صل الله عليه وسلم أكثر من كل شئ

Before judging a Muslim be fair and:
قبل أن تحكم علي أي مسلم كن محايد:

1-Listen to this person, and watch his doings.
1- أسمع منه هو شخصياً ، أستمع الي أفكاره ومعتقداته ولاحظ أفعله.

2-Compare his ideas and teachings with what is Islam and Prophet Mohammad PBUH ordered.
2-قم بمقارنة أفكاره ومعتقداته بما دعا له الإسلام.

3-If you think that his thoughts are typical to that of Islam and Prophet Mohammad PBUH, and then compare them with his doings; is he applying these teachings?
3- إذا تطابقت أفكاره ومعتقداته مع ما دعا له الإسلام فأنظر إلي أفعاله، هل هي متطابقة مع أفكاره
4-If he is applying these teachings and sayings, so for sure represents Islam, if not then he calls himself a Muslim but doesn’t represent Islam.
4- إذا كانت أفعاله تطابق أفكاره ومعتقداته فهو يمثل الإسلام، إذا كانت تتناقض فهو يدعي أنه مسلم ولكن لا يمثل الإسلام

may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
صل الله عليه وسلّم