The Muslim Community of Albania congratulates all Albanian Muslims for an easy fasting.
“Let it bring to the family of every Albanian peace, tranquility and harmony. May God Almighty prosper our nation, our country, and our nation!”
The month of Ramadan is one of the major pillars and duties of Islamic faith. The beginning of the month of fasting is determined by the moon sighting, which for all Muslims in every corner of the world conveys justice and harmony to complete this prosperous month.
What distinguishes this month is fasting, which is performed by all believers wherever they are. Ramadan is the month when Muslim believers interrupt food and drink, starting from dawn to sunset (from syfyri to iftar); is a month of high human, moral and social values, month of solidarity and cooperation, a month dedicated more to the worship and singing of the Qur’an, the month of sadaqah and goodwill, the month of mercy, virtue and compassion. In addition to spiritual and moral values, fasting also has a very large social value, that of uniting people among themselves and contributing to those in need.
During the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset. It is meant to be a time of spiritual discipline — of deep contemplation of one’s relationship with God, extra prayer, increased charity and generosity, and intense study of the Quran.
When a believer starts fasting, he feels that he is attached to the entire community of believers and fulfilling this obligation in the same way and for the same motives and purposes. This unique way of fasting cultivates unity and equality throughout the Islamic world. It’s a time of celebration and joy, to be spent with loved ones. At the end of Ramadan there’s a big three-day celebration called Eid al-Fitr, or the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast./Klara Ruci/