OPINION: Why Muslims Should Maintain Good Deeds After Ramadan


Kungu Al-mahadi Adam
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By Kungu Al-mahadi Adam

As we head to the end of the holy month of Ramadan where peace, love, sharing and performance of all kinds good deeds has been our daily routine, many Muslim brethren tend to slip off and return to their previous bad and sometimes evil behaviour after Ramadan.

However, this should not be the case. In fact, it is after the holy month that we ought to do all the good things, now that our faith in Allah has been renewed and strengthened.

Fasting during Ramadan is one of the five Pillars of Islam and is observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world and is the time for spiritual purification achieved through fasting, self-sacrifice and prayers.

It concludes with a 3-day festival known as Eid Al Fitr which literally means “the feast of the breaking/to break the fast” which will be held either of Tuesday or Wednesday this week depending on when the crescent moon will be sighted.

The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and is a culmination of the month long struggle to attain higher spiritual state.

In the month we are ending, Muslims have regularly ensured that they combine their fast with dedicated prayers, reading of the Koran, clean-up exercises and the keeping of good sanitation and environmental practices. This should not stop.

They must not engage in issuing threats, quarrels, arguments, petty squabbles, violent acts and insults even after the Ramadan period since such acts are not Islamic. Muslims need to learn to live in peace with one another.

It is not enough for Muslims to converge and fill the various Mosques in big numbers during the Ramadan period, only for their numbers to dwindle just after the period.

The writer is a Ugandan journalist with passion for current African political affairs.

adamkungu7@gmail.com

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