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About Eid-ul-FitrAbout Eid-ul-Fitr
Eid-ul-Fitr more commonly known as Eid, is a Muslim Festival that is celebrated all round the globe with pomp and glory. It’s the perfect occasion to glorify Allah’s grace, kindness and love. People all round the globe want to know more and more about Eid-ul-Fitr. If you too fall in the same segment, read through the following lines.
The end of Ramadan opens door for the grand Eid-ul-Fitr festivity. Eid is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal after the end of the Ramadan. The beginning of the Shawwal month is marked with the advent of the new crescent moon. As per the Quran, Muslims are under the obligation to finish their fast on the last day of Ramadan. It’s also mandatory for the muslins to recite Takbir during the Eid.
After observing an austere and a highly disciplined schedule during the holy month of fasting, Eid is welcomed as the occasion full of celebration, food and fun. Eid is an Arabic word which means celebration while Fitr means to break the fast. Thus, the holy festival symbolizes breaking the fast and everything that’s evil within us. Eid stands for harmony and brotherhood. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated for over three days.
The Eid-ul-Fitr prayer,
“Allaho-Akber, Allaho-Akber. La ila-ha ill-lal-lah. Allaho-Akber, Allaho-Akber. Wa-lilahill hamd”
Means, “Allah is great, Allah is great. There is no god but Allah. Allah is great, Allah is great. And all praises are for Allah” is recited to honor and glorify the greatness of Allah. It is a festival of happiness, family reunion and thanksgiving to the Great Allah. Charity also known as Zakat too forms an essential part of the festival. During the Eid festival one can sight the Muslims dressed in their traditional festive apparels. They attend their special community prayer in the morning. Thereafter, the celebration begins by visiting friends and relatives and sharing the joyful greetings of a happy and a blessed Eid.
Eid ul-Fitr is an occasion which not only calls for celebration but also upholds the religious fervor preached by the Quran. Islam ushers its followers to not waver form the path of Islam and perform five duties. These duties reinforce their faith and religious devotion towards the almighty and guide them on to honor and serve Allah with utmost sincerity and devotion. The "Five Pillars of Islam" are:v
- Shahaadah (testimony of faith)
- Salat (prayer)
- Zakat (almsgiving)
- Sawm (fasting)
- Hajj (pilgrimage)
Every Muslim ought to perform these duties regardless of where they live and their social repute. Another essential ritual of Eid-ul–Fitr is the preparation of delectable cuisine. Sharing and exchanging food items is an integral part of the Eid celebration. Eid is the time to cook extremely marvelous dishes for family and friends. One can say the festival Eid is all about feasting, dressing, and celebrating in the best possible way. Allah bestows his grace and blessings on us with the advent of the auspicious festival and the Duas of the truthful disciples are heard and fruitfully answered.
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