Eid ul-Fitr is here, and so are the celebrations! After a long wait, Muslims all over the world will rejoice on this occasion, coming together with friends and family for a joyous time. Read on to know more about this festival and its importance below:
Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. It will be celebrated the world over on the 2nd of May this year. This is more than just a celebration for the Muslims as it has a lot to do with the communal and moral aspects of the fast, which expresses the basic values of Islam. These values are empathy for the poor, charity, worship, steadfastness, patience, etc. After a month of fasting during Ramazan, Muslims eagerly await Eid celebrations which are known for being a food extravaganza.
Let us get to know about this day in a little more detail below:
Eid is an Arabic word that 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 ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of the holy month of fasting known as Ramadan. The day of Eid is not fixed and is decided only after the sighting of the new moon on the last day of Ramadan. After a long month of fasting, Muslims across the world rejoice on this pious occasion.
Eid stands for harmony, peace, and brotherhood. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated for over three days. Early in the morning on the first day of Eid, the call to prayer echoes from mosques across the cities, and Muslims gather to pray in vast numbers. To accommodate the worshiping masses, prayer rugs are laid down outside of mosques and into the streets.
In India, Eid is on Monday, 2nd May 2022. Prophet Muhammad commemorated Ramadan as per the Islamic calendar, and so it falls in the ninth month, and Eid is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal in the tenth month. It is believed that fasting during Ramadan will bring people close to Allah and will absolve them of their past sins if they fast with absolute faith.
A national holiday in India, Eid-ul-Fitr sees people gathering at the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi to offer their prayers to the lord. On this special day, the Muslims relish in food delights like the popular Biryani and other sweet delicacies. Most of them indulge in Eid celebrations by preparing a special dish - the 'Sevaiyan'.
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On the occasion of Eid, Muslims wear new clothes, offer morning prayers, and revel with their friends and family. They exchange presents and gorge on all sorts of delectable food like sheer khurma and sevaiyan. So, you can get together and celebrate the day with your close friends and relatives, enjoying the delicacies and spreading the love and joy all around!
✍️By - Team Astroyogi