Now, Alhamdulillah, again, it is the time to start preparing for the upcoming Ramadan in Japan and elsewhere. This time of the year can be a life-changing experience for all of us if we really strive hard enough to do so.
To celebrate the occasion properly, most of the mosques in Japan are already planning to offer free Iftar dinners not only to the local Muslim community but also to our brethren from other faiths.
Tokyo Gamii or Turkish Mosque in central Tokyo, offers one such occasion whereby Muslims as well as non-Muslims are offered free Iftar dinners every day in the festive month.
Most of the Muslims in Japan change their attitudes towards their lives dramatically during the month of Ramadan. They start praying on time. They start visiting nearby mosques more frequently. They also tend to be less quarelsome during that time.
However, the Eid Day brings to them a time for freedom – Now, they feel free to do whatever they had been doing before Ramadan started, many of us fail to translate this positive attitude into a life lasting change in our spiritual and physical lives.
Note: Just to give you a glimpse of how Ramadan looks like in Japan, please watch the following video documentary. Beware though, it is in Japansee only.