Motion without notice on Eid Mubarak

1. The Chief Whip of the Majority Party moved without notice: That the House

(1) notes that on Friday, 9 August 2013 the Muslim community all over the world celebrated Eid Mubarak following 29 days of fasting;
(2) further notes that Eid is the festival marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims are obligated to stay without food or drink from sunrise to sunset through the month;
(3) acknowledges that the period of fasting is regarded as a time of deep introspection, which strengthened the bonds of family and community;
(5) further acknowledges that during the month of Ramadan Muslims work extra by spending more time in ibadah and prayers than other days and reciting and trying to understand Quran and following the teaching of the Prophet;
(6) recorgnises that during the celebrations Muslims offer gifts to children and do more charity work; and
(7) congratulates the Muslim community in South Africa and around the world on their Eid Mubarak and a successful month of Ramadan which has been a test of their endurance and patience.