THE BEAUTY OF CANADA: EID STAMP
ISSUED FOR MUSLIM FESTIVALS
BY JAVED ZAHEER, FREE EXPRESSION AWARD WINNER
JZ’S BLOG: www.javedzaheernews.blogspot.com
TORONTO: It is the character and beauty of Canada and Canadians: To recognize, respect, love, like, support and promote each other. This is why they believe in and say: Live and work together.
I feel very proud in saying Al-Hamdulillah (Thanks Allah) that the young and dynamic Liberal Party leader, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, like his father Pierre Trudeau, who was also Prime Minister and a great Liberal Party leader, has proved that he too has the quality, ability and the vision to lead Canada and Canadians of all religions, colours, status and class. Only such leadership can ensure progress, prosperity and stability.
Under his leadership, Canada Post has issued an Eid stamp that recognizes Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, two of the most important festivals celebrated by Muslims in Canada and worldwide. The stamps were unveiled at events with members of the Muslim communities in Montréal, Quebec, and Richmond Hill, Ontario. Montréal and the Greater Toronto Area are home to more than half of Canada’s over one million Muslims.
EID AL-FITR: Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the month in which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk – one of the most distinctive practices of Islam. Eid al-Fitr, or the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast, falls on the first day of the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, Shawwal (around June 26, 2017, in Canada). The stamp is being issued a month ahead of Eid al-Fitr. On the day of Eid, many Muslims congregate in mosques or in open spaces, where they will perform a special ritual prayer prescribed for Eid. People dress in their finest clothes, decorate their homes with lights, give treats to children, and visit with friends and family.
EID AL-ADHA: Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, Muslims commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. The festival also marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest site in Islam. It falls on the tenth day of the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul Hijjah (around September 2, 2017, depending on when the new moon is seen).
Like Eid al-Fitr, this celebration can include special ritual prayers, lavish meals, and visits with friends and family. It also includes gift-giving and acts of charity.
The issuance of the Eid Stamp will definitely play an important role in boosting greatly the morale of the Muslim community and assuring them of opportunities to serve and contribute tremendously in the progress and prosperity of Canada. Muslim community will now live and work together in much better ways to live and work with all communities in Canada.
Since Islam stands for peace, rights and humanity, Muslims are taught to like, love and respect all good human beings. They are also taught to protect all helpless and innocent human beings from the corrupt, cunning and cruel human beasts, who in the name of peace are making peace of people.
By issuing the Eid Stamp, the Liberal Party has hit a sixer in cricket term. They have won the support of the Muslim community whereas they lived in fear and confusion during the Conservative Party rule. Such was the worst rule of the Harper government. It left a very bad impression on the Muslim community and the Conservative Part will really have to honestly work hard to remove the bad impression. People like me will not support or vote for the Conservative Party unless and until they and prove as good for all people of Canada. The have the same parameter for all political parties and leaders. Like I said before, Islam teaches us to live and work with all good people and help, support and protect all helpless and innocent people.
The corrupt, cunning and cruel human beings of any community do not really believe in any religion. They use that religion as shield to promote their vested interests. The beasts in them like only killing people and massive destruction. Such is their bad nature, character, attitude and approach. They are the real terrorists and belong to the dreaded mafia.
To help the needy, good, helpless and innocent people, I have founded SHIR International Network. SHIR stands for Humanity In Reality. I serve humanity through my pen and with the help of Allah, my God.
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