Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Eid Mubarak!

Today, or yesterday for some, is Eid al-Fitr, the celebration and festival - or 'feast day' - at the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. This is an opportunity for all of us to recognise and admire the devotion of those who fast and spend time in prayer. These are features of other faiths, too, though they are usually practised less intensely.

Christians in Darnall are moving from the season of Harvest, a time of thankfulness to God for crops and the fruits of all human industry and learning, to the period of preparation for Christmas, culminating in the season of Advent which begins at the end of November.

(With acknowledgement to the Christian Muslim Forum)

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