The chief of Afghanistan’s Taliban forces guarantees continued preventing in his annual Eid al-Fitr message. Extra about that right here. In the meantime, in Syria, at the very least 19 folks perished when a automotive bomb exploded in Aleppo province. Consumers shopping for garments and items forward of the vacation had been reportedly amongst these killed.
Historically, Eid al-Fitr is a joyous event. Prayercast director Chris Ruge says Eid al-Fitr, or “Eid,” marks the tip of Ramadan: a month of day-time fasting and looking for after Allah. “Many have compared the celebration of Eid al-Fitr to a cultural celebration of Christmas in the West,” he explains.
“The entire society celebrates this event and, in many cases, don’t even realize why they celebrate it.”
Why is Eid al-Fitr vital?
Translated actually, Eid al-Fitr means one thing alongside the strains of, “The Celebration of Breaking the Fast.” As described right here in right this moment’s “Love Muslims” video, Eid is historically a three-day vacation, however celebrations prolong to per week in some Muslim-majority international locations:
Muslims usually view Eid al-Fitr as one thing purely non secular. It’s the day when Muslims thank Allah for having given them the power and endurance to watch the quick and obey his commandment all through the month of Ramadan. This sense of getting efficiently accomplished an vital process demanded by Allah brings happiness throughout the Muslim world.
“All the different Muslim cultures around the world will celebrate … gather together with family and friends and their community to give gifts, to eat,” Ruge describes.
Throughout these gatherings, conversations sometimes flip to non secular issues. “Many will tell stories of having a dream or a vision of a man in white,” Ruge says. Christ usually reveals Himself to Muslims beginning with desires and visions corresponding to these.
“We’re praying that, as the families come together, they would talk openly and share about what God has revealed to them over this last month.”
What believers can do throughout Eid
All through Ramadan, Prayercast’s “Love Muslims” marketing campaign ushered in international prayer for the Muslim world. On every day of the annual Islamic observance, Prayercast launched a brand new video with a brand new prayer focus. See the total listing of movies right here.
Ruge says he and his staff needed to align the worldwide Church with God’s perspective.
“He (God) loves Muslims so much that He sent His only Son to die so that they could be reconciled with him,” Ruge observes. Muslims are “desiring many of the same things that we as followers of Christ have desired and do desire in our life,” he provides.
“The problem is the path that they’re pursuing will not get them the things that they’re pursuing.”
In John 14, Christ states that He’s the one option to life eternal. As His followers, we can assist direct people who find themselves misplaced – together with Muslims – to the “narrow road” that results in life. “We want to bring life and hope that [Muslims are] seeking,” says Ruge.
“We’re praying… that they would experience the love of God that they don’t see in the Quran [and] have not been taught in their mosques.”
How one can “Love Muslims” after Ramadan
Ramadan is over, however Ruge says new “Love Muslims” movies spur the prayer motion on in coming weeks.
“We have many, many more videos that we’re going to release and encourage people around the world to pray strategically for Muslims around the world.”
In keeping with Prayercast, extra Muslims have turned to Christ previously 15 years than within the earlier 1,400 years mixed. God definitely seems to be doing one thing historic within the Muslim world. Be a part of it by becoming a member of the “Love Muslims” motion.
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