Today marks the end of Ramadan, the month long fasting from sunrise to sunset. Muslims greet each other with the words “maaf zahir dan batin”, which means “Forgive my physical and emotional (wrongdoings), it is also a celebration of unity. The Eid prayer is to ask for God’s forgiveness, mercy, peace and blessings for all living beings across the world.
In Malaysia, this is a 2 day public holiday but the celebration lasts all month. It is customary to have open houses where friends, families and neighbours are invited to celebrate over food, and this includes non Muslims in a show of unity.
Well, I’m off today to my friend’s open house to celebrate this day with her friends and family.
I wish you all forgiveness for my wrong doings, peace on earth and good blessings xx