Fasting and Feasting

The celebration of Ramadan is considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and involves a month during which Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. Although to those on the outside, this may seem like deprivation, Muslims find it a deep spiritual experience. At the end of the month, it is time to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, or the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”, during which eating is now obligatory. We will consider the spirituality found in the processes of fasting and feasting and hear from one of our local Imams about what this holiday means to his Muslim community.