27 Jun '14, 11am

'5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hari Raya (in SG)’

'5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hari Raya (in SG)’

Written By Iylia Nurliyana Bte Shafie Hari Raya (also commonly as Eidulfitri ) is greeted with mixed emotions from the Muslim world. Muslims are delighted to have achieved victory after a month of struggle but are also sad about bidding farewell to the holy month. Here are five fun facts about Hari Raya for our non-Muslim friends: 1. Abstinence from food? Non-Muslims assume that Hari Raya marks the end of Muslims’ abstinence from food. Actually, Ramadan is a month of physical and spiritual fasting. Abstinence from food is symbolic. It shows that if a Muslim can stay away from basic human necessities, one can do the same for other desires. 2. One month unlike the rest Did you know that Singaporean Muslims celebrate Eidulfitri for an entire month? In other parts of the world, Eidulfitri goes on only for a few days. The reason? Well, Malay-Muslims are known for having big fam...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2013/08/5-things-you-didnt-know-abou...

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