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Mon 28 Jul 2014 06:30

Pause for Thought

Pause for Thought

Julie Siddiqi, a leader and mentor from the British Muslim community:

 

As we start the Eid celebrations at the end of Ramadan it may be hard to imagine that Muslims in Britain and the world over are actually feeling sad that the month has come to an end.

 

With some of the longest fasting days anywhere - around 19 hours a day -many would be forgiven for thinking that it would be anything other than a celebration that we no longer have to fast in that way.

 

Far from it.  There is always a sense of humility on Eid but also a feeling of loss that our old friend Ramadan has gone and we have to wait a whole year for it to return again.

 

Eid is always such a wonderful day with family and friends and very much has a community feel to it.  Prophet Muhammad always recommended that everyone comes to the Mosque - all the family and that is emphasised for Eid.

 

Children especially love it.  One highlight for me has always been watching their faces at the Mosque when the generous Auntie comes round with the chocolate tin and parents like me feel they can’t say no - once a year having a Toffee Penny for breakfast surely won’t harm will it?

 

This Ramadan has once again seen some amazing community projects like the Big Iftar that I have been part of.  Iftar is the fast breaking meal and we have been encouraging Muslims to invite neighbours and friends to a meal together at sunset and not always limit that to Muslims.

 

We have seen amazing Iftar get-togethers in synagogues, parks, town squares and we were honoured that Archbishop Justin Welby hosted the first ever Iftar at Lambeth Palace last week.

 

And this Eid there will of course be reflections on the terrible conflicts around the World and with hands raised to God praying that He will bring peace to our troubled World.

 

So as we all get used to once again being able to flick the kettle on for a mid-morning cuppa, we do reflect on our lives, and how we can use the blessings and community spirit developed in Ramadan to do positive work together through the rest of the year.

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