Facets of Faith: Eid and the Blessings of the Ramadan Moon | The Ismaili Canada

Facets of Faith: Eid and the Blessings of the Ramadan Moon

May 10, 2021 | Canada

In a few days there will be a sighting of a new moon, which will mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The following day, we will join our brothers and sisters around the world to commemorate the first day of the month of Shawwal; and the joyous occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Join Alwaeza Fawziah Bhatia as she reflects on this blessed month of Ramadan. Just as "the moon stays bright when it doesn't avoid the night" (Mawlana Rumi), we can continue to seek enlightenment and strengthen our connection with the Divine through challenging times.

Although we will be celebrating Eid differently this year, we will reflect on ways we can continue to make it memorable and meaningful through our shared values of compassion, generosity, and kindness.


Alwaeza Fawziah Bhatia is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and a Certified Organizational Coach (COC). She is the Future of Work lead coach for the Aga Khan Council for Canada’s Future Ready Initiative, where she works with a team of coaches to support the Jamat.  find fulfilling career pathways that are aligned with their values. Fawziah is also the lead coach at Kudoz, where she supports individuals with cognitive disabilities to cultivate perceptions, attitudes, and actions that bring about connection, growth, possibility, and agency.

Fawziah is passionate about brain-based coaching and recently completed a certification in applied neuroscience. Prior to coaching, she worked in actuarial consulting for over a decade at Mercer and Aon. Fawziah is a mindfulness practitioner, lifelong learner, and motivational speaker. She has been an Alwaeza for 11 years.

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