Celebrating Eid with the Sri Lankan Muslims in Brisbane – by Laurensz Manricks Source: Silverscene Official Newsletter of the Silver Fawn Club Inc. – Issue: May/June 2022 As you may know, Muslims across the world recently completed 30 days of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan which culminates with the Eid celebration. The Silver Fawn Club Office-Bearers were invited by a group of Sri Lankan Muslims in Brisbane to celebrate Eid with Sri Lankans from all other Brisbane Associations, on Saturday 7th May. Over 100 Sri Lankan community leaders and members gathered at the Darul Uloom Mosque at Woolloongabba for what was a most enjoyable and informative meeting with the Sri Lankan Muslim community in Brisbane. Sandun, Tyrone, Ranjan, Namal and Laurensz represented our Club while other members we spotted included Anton and Bronwyn Swan, Jayantha Pathikirikorale, Fyri and Susan Fahir, Wasantha Muthuthantri, Dr Sajee Alok and Dr Judy ...

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Ramadan: South Asia’s dying traditions on waking up the faithful-by Majid Maqbool The practice of waking up before dawn for Suhoor meals gave birth to several traditions in the region. But they are fading away. Source:Dailynews The Muslim holy month of Ramadan is on, during which the faithful observe Roza or fast from sunrise to sunset. The fast entails abstinence from eating, drinking, smoking and sexual relations to achieve greater “Taqwa”, or consciousness of God. Ramadan is observed to mark the month in which the first verses of the Quran, Islam’s holy book, were revealed to Prophet Muhammad more than 1,400 years ago. ...

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Wishing you a safe and happy Eid-Al-Fitr’ – NSW Health and MHCS   Eid Al-Fitr is commonly known as the festival of breaking of the fast and marks the end of Ramadan Mubarak. In 2021, Eid-Al-Fitr will be celebrated in Sydney on Thursday, 13 May. Dates may vary according to moon sighting NSW Health and the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) in partnership with the Multicultural Health Service in Western Sydney Local Health District have produced the ‘Stay COVID-safe this Ramadan’ Video message in English from Religious and Community Leaders – to help remind people to celebrate Ramadan in a COVID-safe way. NSW Health and MHCS have also developed ‘Wishing you a safe and happy Eid-Al-Fitr’ social media tiles in English and multiple languages to remind everyone to please keep the community safe – even if you have mild COVID-19 symptoms, get tested and stay at home until you get a negative test result. It would ...

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Ramadan: A time for healing-by Nour Z. Suid Source:Dailynews I was in the first grade when I was lucky enough to participate in the month-long holiday of Ramadan for the first time, being able to live out a powerful tradition that I cherish, with my family and friends. Since then, I have joyfully and gratefully been able to fast every year. I have countless beautiful memories, as this month is the most significant month of the year for me and many others around the world. A couple of my favorite memories include cooking with my mother, praying Salah with my dad and talking about what we want to eat with my brothers and sisters. We were never tired of hearing one of my siblings ask, “Is it time to eat yet?” or “What are you cooking tonight?” or “How much longer?” There are roughly 1.8 billion Muslims around the world. ...

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Ramadan: The month that teaches Spirituality & Patience-by Farhath Fayiz Saleem Source:Dailynews Muslims across the world begin fasting from today (13) or tomorrow (14) when the New Moon is sighted. Ramadan is a holy month of fasting; introspection and prayer for Muslims, followers of Islam. Muslims believe the month of Ramadan is the holiest month which teaches about spiritual purification. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic lunar calendar. Every year, Muslims around the world fast during daylight hours – from dawn until dusk abstaining from drinking, eating, immoral acts and anger. Fasting (sawm) is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, which forms the basis of how Muslims live their lives. The other pillars are faith(shahada), prayer(salat), charity(zakat) and the pilgrimage to Makkah(hajj). ...

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 Wishing you a safe and peaceful Ramadan NSW Health and NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) would like to request for you to please share the attached ‘ Wishing you a safe and peaceful Ramadan’ Social Media Tiles and Fact Sheet in English on your social media platforms and with your networks.  See also links below to access the resources online. Ramadan Factsheet (English)   Ramadan Mubarak social media tiles (English)   Wishing you a safe and happy Ramadan (Landscape) ...

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