Idul Fitri and its message of humanity
Idul Fitri literally means no longer fasting — the return to normal days. Ramadhan is akin to the mythic Kawah Candradimuka — the mental and physical training ground of wayang (Javanese puppet show) hero Gatotkaca. Idul Fitri marks the first day of the other 11 months in which we apply all we have trained for on a daily basis.
It is less our day of vindication than the beginning of our...