As the holy month of Ramadan draws to an end, Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. Eid is a time for all Muslims to celebrate their month-long sacrifice while reflecting and sympathizing with the poor and hungry. Fasting has been prescribed in Islam to endure suffering from the perspective of the less fortunate. While fasting holds several medical benefits, spiritually, fasting is the best exercise for the mind, soul, and body. It challenges one’s emotions, patience, and dedication in varying stages.
“Eid-ul-Fitr is a joyous time for all Muslims to be grateful for what we have,” says Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, “We are fortunate and Islam encourages us to share our wealth, in whatever capacity, with those in need.”
The Eid-ul-Fitr service will begin with a congregational prayer in the morning, followed by a sermon. Refreshments will be served. All are invited to attend this joyous celebration.
Event: Eid-ul-Fitr, Islam’s second holiest holiday, marks the end of Ramadhan.
When: 10:30am Monday, June 26, 2017
Where: Masjid Bait-ul-Baseer, 926 Evans Road, Milpitas CA 95035.
About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a dynamic, reformist and fast-growing international movement within Islam. Founded in 1889, the Community spans more 200 nations with membership exceeding tens of millions. Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, established in 1920, is among the first American-Muslim organizations to be formed.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to believe that the long-awaited messiah has come in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835-1908) of Qadian, India. Ahmad claimed to be the metaphorical second coming of Jesus of Nazareth and the divine guide, whose advent was foretold by the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. The Community believes that God sent Ahmad, like Jesus, to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and re-institute morality, justice and peace. Ahmad’s advent has brought about an unprecedented era of Islamic revival and moderation. He divested Muslims of fanatical beliefs and practices by vigorously championing Islam’s true and essential teachings.