This June 15, the Filipino Muslim community celebrates the end of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr or the feast to end fasting is also known as Hari Raya Puasa and is a festive day for all Muslims.
The day begins with the customary Salat or morning prayer and listening to the Imam’s Khutbah or sermon which centers on thanksgiving to Allah, forgiveness, and the duty of Zakat or charity to others.
The day of celebration is marked by a reunion of family and friends over good food and good conversations. Sweets are usually eaten during the first meal of the morning and then the more savory dishes come later like Tiyula Itum.
To all our Muslim brothers and sisters, Eid Mubarak!