Congratulations to those who fasted during the month of Ramadan in, for some in the West, is the hardest time of the year to do so, the summer months of heat and long daylight hours. It is quite a feat. It also appears God helped you divert a catastrophe for some, by making the month 29 days and making it easy to spot the crescent moon for those of you who take that kind of thing seriously. There were some bumps along the way however…just ask the people of Ras al-Khaimah in the UAE.
Naturally there are countries that will have their eid celebration on different days and that’s a part of the diversity of Islam, isn’t it? The earth is not flat, it’s round, multi-dimensional, multi-cultural, but wherever you are enjoy your day of feast and celebration. Pray for those in war torn areas who hopefully can take the time out from their troubles to reflect on something that may be positive about where they are and pray for them that their suffering may be relieved. Finally, take a moment to thank the Creator for the Mercy He extends to all humanity, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. Mercy is a Beautiful thing; an attribute we should try to embody more often in our day to day interactions.