Ramadhan and Eid celebrations at Crawley Mosque

Ahmadiyya Muslim community (AMA) in Crawley celebrated the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr (Saturday, April 22). On that day, the Noor Mosque in Langley Drive was packed with men and women who had been fasting throughout the thirty days of Ramadhan from dawn to sunset. The fast lasted around 14 hours each day where no drink or food was allowed to be consumed during daylight hours.

It is a month of heightened spirituality and developing self-control and building greater empathy with those who suffer hunger and malnutrition. Muslims become very charitable during this month especially those who are not permitted to fast like children, elderly, pregnant women, those on their menstrual cycle or anyone who is travelling, is ill or finds fasting difficult, as taught in the Holy Quran, the holy book of Muslims.