It has already been 13 days since the Muslims have started their month of fasting. It is Ramadhan and fasting is observed and practiced by not just the Muslims in Malaysia but also the non- Muslims. The reward of fasting is the ability to break fast as a family or with friends in fostering the relationship between each other.
The month of Ramadhan is believed to be the month of which the Qur’an was revealed to Angel Gabriel, to deliver it to Prophet Muhammad. Fasting is meant to teach the person patience, sacrifice and humility. Ramadan is a time to fast for the sake of God, and to offer more prayer than usual. During Ramadan Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance into the future, ask for help in refraining from everyday evils and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds.
Muslims are encouraged to fast six days in Shawwal, the month following Ramadan that begins after Eid ul-Fitr; these days need not be consecutive. According to hadith, one who fasts the month of Ramadan and six days during Shawwal will be rewarded as though he fasted the entire year. The coming of the Shawwal is a very much anticipated celebration, better known as Aidilfitri.
The surgical department was at it again. They planned and executed the plan so well that I would say it was a success. The breaking fast was especially exciting as a few of the non- Muslims tried fasting too. The venue was at Maya Hotel and the food was excellent.