RWAMAGANA - Muslims in Rwamagana district have been advised to desist from immoral conduct even after fasting.
Sheikh Jusuf Bizuru, the leader of Muslims in the Eastern Province, made the call last week during Eid-el-fitr celebrations.
“As we celebrate the day, we have to be firm in living a righteous life free of evil. Muslims should continue with the good conduct exhibited during Ramadhan,” he said.
Eid-el-fitr is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar, following the Hajj, an annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
He noted that Muslims have 30 days in the year in which to reflect on themselves and dedicate their lives and prayers to God.
The Sheikh called upon Muslims to invite widows, orphans and the poor to their parties, including none Muslims willing to celebrate with them. “Our joy has no boundaries of any kind,” he said.
Ahamidi Badala, one of the Muslims who attended the prayers at Rwamagana Islamic School compound, said he was happy to be with his family.
“Eid-el-fitr is a joyous occasion with important religious significance; celebrating of the achievement of enhanced piety. It holds great spiritual reflection,” he said.
Meanwhile, after the prayers, some worshippers reacted angrily to threats by American pastor Terry Jones of the United States to burn the Quran, a plan that has since been abandoned.