We have gathered with local teachers from Po Leung Kuk High School on our last 4th Iftar Dinner on a lovely tuesday night. Teachers whom were different subjects broke the fast with Pearl Family.
Our dinner started with an Adhan Call as a usual ceremony to break the fast and we have invited our guests to have buffet that specially prepared by the Pearl Women. Afterward we have dive in varieties lovely conversations on different topics. Sometimes we have asked questions to educator, sometimes the have asked to their muslim friends.
There were questions on How we fast such long hours and why we fast in that way. In his words one of our director mentioned that fasting in Ramadan is a means of learning self-control. Due to a lack of preoccupation with the satisfaction of bodily appetites during the daylight hours when fasting, the spirit gains a measure of ascendancy. The soul is freed of the chains placed by carnal desires. Fasting provides a break in the cycle of rigid habits or overindulgence.
He added that during fasting, not only the stomach, but also the tongue, eyes, ears, other limbs, and the heart and mind are equally obligated to be restrained. Just as we control our physical appetites, we also must control our negative emotions and actions.
Our conversations went on like this and we enjoyed the desserts and tea for a while.
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