Finding Common Ground: The Importance of Idul Fitri in a Divided World

Finding Common Ground: The Importance of Idul Fitri in a Divided World

Eid al-Fitr, is a festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It is a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness, as Muslims come together to break their fasts, offer prayers, and exchange gifts with friends and family. But beyond the rituals and festivities, Eid holds a deep significance for world unity, especially amid the current global challenges.

The importance of Eid in promoting unity and harmony across cultures and borders cannot be overstated. The festival brings together people from all walks of life, transcending race, ethnicity, and religion. It is a time for reflection, forgiveness, and reconciliation, and it provides an opportunity for Muslims to renew their commitment to the principles of Islam.

In a world that is increasingly polarized by political, economic, and social differences, Eid serves as a reminder of our common humanity and the need to come together as a global community. It is a time to reflect on the values of compassion, empathy, and kindness, and to extend these virtues to all those around us, regardless of their faith or background.

The festival is an occasion for Muslims worldwide to come together and celebrate their shared heritage and values. It is a time to put aside differences and grievances and to focus on what unites us. The spirit of Eid promotes a sense of togetherness, reminding us that we are all in this together, and that our collective efforts are essential for creating a better world for future generations.



Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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