Eid Mubarak!

Kul ‘am wa antum bi khair! The end of the Holy Month is finally over, after 30 days of self discipline, worship, and restriction of food, Muslims finally can celebrate their diligence with a final feast.

Jasmine Mourad, Sports Staff Writer

The feast is called Eid al-Fitr (Festival of Breaking Fast), it marks the end of Ramadan. The celebration of Eid is observed by Muslims across the world. Many Muslims choose to spend this holiday with family and friends celebrating, dressing up and dining. Though this is not an obligatory way to celebrate Eid, the majority choose to do so. 

“I’ll be celebrating the joys of Ramadan,” senior Hamza Ghacham said. 

The majority of our Muslim population at Bell will be celebrating the holiday at a local park feasting with family. It has become a tradition for Muslims at Bell to spend their Eid there. Hamza will be having breakfast with his family then later they will make their way to the park. 

What does the coming of Eid mean to Muslims? Just because Ramadan has come to an end, it does not mean Muslims should stop all forms of worship. Islam does not just exist during Ramadan.  Every Ramadan, followers of the religion should strive to become a better Muslim than what they were before the month. They use the time of discipline and worship to help them become a better version of themselves.

“Ramadan is a month to get closer to God,” Hamza said.  

What else makes this month so special for Muslims is the appearance of the Holy Quran. Muslims believe the angel Jibrīl (Gabriel) who was sent by Allah (SWT) visited the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) revealing to him the beginnings of the Quran. This day is known as Laylatul Qadr (Night of power).

“I’m always excited for Ramadan,” Junior Layla Saab said. “This Ramadan was a big learning experience. I can’t wait for my next.”