The Moon of Eïd
Nothing shall ensure the welfare and interests of your religion except generosity and good disposition.
The Prophet Mohammed
"The perfect Muslim is not a perfect Muslim, who eats till he is full and leaves his neighbors hungry."
(Ibn Abbas: Baihaqi)
The fasting month of Ramadan takes place during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and it sets lofty spiritual goals for its adherents.
Ramadan culminates in the feast known as Eïd al-Fitr. During this lunar month of daytime fasting, adherents of Islam enjoy their favorite foods after the sunset call to prayer each day and communities are drawn together in sharing these feast foods known as Iftar. One of the Five Pillars of Islam is zakat, or providing alms to the poor and it brings communities together in a devoted spirit of sharing. Ramadan is an especially important time of year to practice zakat.
The Moon of Eïd will explore these traditions along with the Five Pillars of Islam and talk with Muslims about the spiritual sharing of food in Islam.