9 Ramadhan, 1439
Broke the fast in a sizable company for the first time this year. The company in question comprised some of my Muslim colleagues, and a jolly time was had by all. We dined at an eatery along Bussorah Street, just along from Mesjid Sultan, and I enjoyed doing the Maghrib Prayer there, after eating plentifully.
A notable feature of Islamic thought is the notion that doing prayers in congregation makes them more valuable than doing them alone. The emphasis in our faith is always on community, a keen sense of others. For someone who's a bit of a loner like myself this is a powerful and necessary corrective.