After a serious month of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate a holiday known as Eid-al-Fitr. Ramadan is a time when Muslims worldwide reflect on the time when the Quaran was manifested to Muhammad. This month consists of an abundance of prayer and fasting. As a matter of fact, Muslims will go the entire month without eating or drinking during the day. At the end of Ramadan, Eid-al-Fitr worships Allah and thank him for the past month they observed.
Many traditions come with the holiday of Eid-al-Fitr. For instance, Muslims will gather at the mosque to eat breakfast together, which would be the first meal to have eaten during the daytime in the past month. Another tradition is that Muslims give to charity, which is a work required of them. They will also participate in providing food to those in need as well as serving at soup kitchens. Families celebrate this holiday by giving gifts to one another. Gifts will also be exchanged among neighbors and even strangers. Shooting off fireworks is a very popular way for families to commemorate the end of the holiday.
Eid-al-Fitr appears to be a day of joy and happiness. But in reality, it is a day of emptiness. The Muslim people of India believe their God is a God that does not possess love. Yet, it is by the love of our God, Jesus Christ, who paid for our sin and gave us true joy. Please pray for more laborers to take the joys of salvation to the Muslims of India!