During Ramadan, Imam Shāfi would complete the Qur’an once during the day and once during the night, so that by the end of the month he had completed the Qur’an sixty times. People used to be so absorbed in worship during Ramadan that they would hardly see their relatives or their friends. They would see each other briefly at the Friday prayer but even then everyone would be busy with prayer and reciting the Qur’an. For this reason ‘Eid would be a joyful occasion, because on that day it would be as if people were meeting each other for the first time after having been apart from each other for a whole month.
– Sayyidi Habib ‘Umār bin Hafīdh حفظ الله –