Festival of Eid al-Fitr


Mohd Adli Bin Abdullah, in purple, and his wife Intan Zurina Dollah, also in purple,
prepare for a feast celebrating the end of Ramadan.
Photo by Jenelle Schneider/The Province

Festival of Eid al-Fitr 
Adapted from The Province by Nila Gopaul

More than 85,000 Muslims in B.C.
will start to celebrate the end of Ramadan
today, July 17, 2015.

Ramadan is a month-long holy time,
where Muslims get closer to God.
Mohd Adli Bin Abdullah, Consul General of Malaysia in Vancouver,
says Ramadan is a “joyous event”.
People fast and reflect on others’ suffering.

The Eid al-Fitr festival marks
the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
The festival is a three-day event.

Eid al-Fitr begins with Muslims
giving to charity to help the poor.
“Your friends, needy people —
you have to help them,
because we’re all human beings.
We should help each other,” says Bin Abdullah.

Afterwards, Muslims gather
for an early-morning prayer.

During Eid al-Fitr, Muslims also spend time
with family and friends — and Iftar, a big feast.