Fabian hails Muslims for completing 30-day fast PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 16:51

District 2 Congressman Erbie A. Fabian joined the Islamic faithfuls in the city and in the entire region in the celebration of Hariraya Eid ul -Fitr as he hailed them for successfully completing the 30-day fastduring the Holy Month of Ramadan.

“We are one with our dear Muslim brothers and sisters in the celebration of Hariraya Eid ul- Fitr. We hail them for successfully completing the Islamic holy month of fasting,” Fabian stressed in an interview with reporters yesterday.

The congressman sai dthat he is one with the Muslim residents in the city in praying for peace unity, solidarity and development here.
Fabian said that ever since, his Muslim constituents in the city are one with him in the quest for unity, peace and development.

“We have always been united with our Muslim brothers and sisters in Zamboanga City. We have centered on our commonalities in our quest for peace, unity and development among our constituents,“ Fabian emphasized.

He said that his hectic schedule for today will be include attending Hariraya celebration with Muslim friends from the different sectors in the city.

“This is one of the biggest celebrations in the Islamic calendar and we are elated to be joining with our Muslim constituents in this significant festivity,” Fabian said.

In Zamboanga City, on this very day of the celebration, a typical Muslim family gets up very early in the morning, dresses up by wearing the best clothes available. They have breakfast before leaving for prayer ground. The Eid prayer is performed in congregation in open areas like fields, squares or mosques. After the prayers, people visit their relatives, friends and acquaintances and give gifts especially to children. Eid ul-Fitr is the festivity of the end of Ramadan or the ninth month commemorating the month when Muhammad fasted for 30 days and received the first verses of the Quran in the wilderness of Mount Hira year 610 of the Common Era. — Jemuel E. Mojica