Eid is one of the most auspicious festivals The holy month of Ramzan is jam-packed with festivity and joy. Ramzan is the Islamic holy month of fasting by Muslims worldwide. Eidul-Fitr is the sighting of the moon of Shawwal, the 10th Month in accordance with the Islamic calendar. The month is celebrated by Muslims reading Quran and Dua.
It is a dawn to sunset fasting for the entire month in which people don’t consume water and food for the day. In the evening, the worship Allah read Namaz and later break their fast with dishes specifically cooked for breaking the fast.
In Eid, Muslims attend the communal prayer in a group and listen to khutba. After this, on the day of celebration, they offer “Zakat ul-Fitr” which means “charity in the form of food”.
The devotion of Allah does not require any special day and it can be done at any time of the year. However, every religion has specific days to devote in singular ways. It is to get the maximum blessings of God when we to celebrate a festival on a specific day & date.
We observe fast and pray to remind God that we always need his hands to bless our life. In the hustle of the busy daily life routine, the festival comes as a way for us to mention in front of God to bequeath his blessing on us.
Ramzan has a significance to teach the eternal meaning of perseverance and patience with empathy towards needy. Muslims fast each day till the sunset for a duration of one month and in reward celebrate in the end with festival Eid ul-Fitr.
This day brings considerable joy to children. They wear similar new clothes and pray with the elders. In the evening they wait for the elders to bring gifts and give “Eidi”. It is parallel to receiving the blessing of elders on the auspicious festive evening. They play around & visit their relatives and pray to Allah to bless them.
The festival of Eid falls on the 10thMonth of the Islamic Calendar. Primarily on this day, Muslim devotees break their fast by seeing the moon after a month.
This festival aims at devotion and reading of the Quran. The major tale behind the celebration of this festival is to spread love and integrity. During the entire month of Ramzan people alms among the needy. This is described as the term “Fitra” which also gives this festival the title of “Eid-ul-Fitr”.
Muslims have a belief that in their holy book Quran, Allah has given commands to his followers for paying the “Zakat” and “Fitra” before the offer prayed of Eid to Allah.
During the time of Ramzan Muslims traditionally observe fast for one month. The rituals take place in different manners according to the distinction of the custom of a region.
On this auspicious day, Muslim families from around the world invite people for meals and give gifts to each other. These days, just like any other universal festival Eid has not limited to offering a gift to only Muslim folks. People from all religions celebrate the pageant and visit their Muslim friends.
The festival of Eid brings spectacular vibes. People from different places, regions, and religions love this celebration because of the delectable food offerings. Chicken Biryani and Sewai are the two prominent dishes that families serve on the table. However, there are many popular foodstuffs that every person can try.
Here are the most popular dishes that people cook on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr
Dessert – Kimami Sewai, Sheer Korma, Badam Phirni, Kopra Pak, Sufi Malpua
Snacks- Chhole, Shammi Kebab, Shahi Tukda, Seekh Kebab,
Meal – Nawabi Biryani, Baida Roti, Zarda Pulao, Mutton Korma, Chicken Korma, Chicken Biryani
People from different portions of the world share greetings of Eid ul-Fitr in many different ways. The greetings include-
Arabic – Eid Mubarak (blessed celebration)
Somalia – Ciid Wanaagasan
Brunei – Selamat Hari Raya
Turkey – Mutlu Byramlar
Indonesia – Selamat Idul Fitri
Malaysia – Selamat Hari Raya
Nigeria – Barka da Sallah
Singapore – Selamat Hari Raya
The festival of Eid brings joyful vibes to the environment. It is a symbol of belief in goodness & positivity that teaches people to choose greater good then over their own happiness. This festival has significance in the Muslim tradition because it edifies the folks to spread & share whatever they have with whoever needs it.
Every festival has a significant impact on each country. The festival of Eid symbolizes the mark of strength and positivity. It persuades love among people and stepping forward for each other.
Eid 2021- 13th May 2021, Sunday.
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