Happy and a Joyful Eid ul Fitr , Sending you all my love this Eid.
Friends used to chant the name of Eid ul Fitr every day. Eid ul fitr has come after the full thirty days of Ramadan. What a lovely day today, what a lovely morning .There is some strange greenery on the trees, there is some strange glow in the weather, there is some strange brightness on the sky.Look at today’s sun, how lovely, how wishful, as if congratulating the world on Eid.
Young ones are happiest. Some have kept a fast, that for day or two, some have not even that, but the happiness of going out is their share. Fasting will be for the elders. It is Eid ul Fitr for them. Groups of people going to Masjid started appearing. Wearing one of the flamboyant clothes, Young ones riding bikes and even Metro, family’s are on their motor cars, all basking in rose cigar lemon and jasmine perfume, there is gaiety in everyone’s heart
What a beautiful view, what a beautiful arrangement! Millions of heads bow down together in hymns, then all of them stand together. They bow down together and bow down together in hymns, then all of them stand together. Bend together and get down on your knees together. Sometimes the same action happens, as if millions of electric lights are illuminated and extinguished simultaneously and this sequence continues. What an extraordinary sight, whose collective actions, expansion and eternity filled the heart with reverence, pride and self-joy. It is as if a thread of fraternity is tying all these souls in one thread.
What is Eid al-Fitr?
Eid al-Fitr also known as, the ‘festival of breaking the fast’ is a joyous occasion that marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting for Muslims, when they abstain from food and drink between dawn and sunset.
Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam and Eid al-Fitr is significant in celebrating the end of a very intense month of fasting, prayer, self-reflection and charity. It is a time for families and friends to come together and rejoice with food and drink, gift each other presents and dress up in new clothes.
How is Eid ul Fitr is celebrated?
In the weeks leading up to Eid, People shop for new clothes and gifts. It is customary for Muslims to decorate their houses and dress up in their best attire on the day.
For breakfast, people indulge in rich dishes before offering congregational Eid prayers. Prayers are offered at the mosque or outdoor spaces to facilitate the large numbers of people attending. Families and friends then slowly gather together, throughout the day, to enjoy a rich, opulent feast, at which time loved ones also often exchange gifts and money.
What Does Eid ul-FitrMean?
Eid ul fitr translates to “the festival of breaking the fast”, marking it as a celebration of the ending of the month-long fast of Ramadan. This festival is a particularly significant time for Muslims in the UK and across the globe alike, enabling families to join together and partake in the celebration. After a month of abstinence and devotion to Allah (SWT), the festival allows Muslims to reward themselves with what they previously gave up in the name of their faith.
Ramadan is the month in which Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) was initially presented with the Holy Qur’an. During Ramadan, Muslims will fast during daylight hours and engage in much self-reflection. They will also spend much of their time studying the Qur’an in order to deepen their spiritual connection with Allah (SWT). This month of devotion and reflection is finalised with Eid ul-Fitr, creating an opportunity for loved ones to come together and appreciate their blessings.
Why is Eid ul Fitr Celebrated?
Wishing you and your Loved ones a heartwarming Eid.
The word Fajr refers to the Fajr prayer, which is performed with your family before ‘Ghusl’ to purify your entire body. Once the bath or cleaning is done, preparations for the next day can begin. These preparations include wearing the best clothes and going to the mosque. The traditional Eid greeting is “Eid Mubarak”, which translates as “Happy Festival/Invitation”. However, it can also be something like “Happy Eid” or “Happy Celebration”. After distributing the greetings, Eid ul fitr prayers can begin.
At the same time, it is being said that it is necessary to give charity before the Eid ul fitr prayers begin. It is called Zakat ul Fitr or Fitrana, which is given to the needy so that they too can participate.’
wearing the finest clothes and visiting the Mosque. The traditional Eid ul Fitr greeting is “Eid Mubarak”, which translates to “blessed festival/feast”; however, this can also bear similarity to “happy Eid” or “blessed celebration”. After greetings have been shared, Eid prayers can commence.
With this being said, before Eid prayers can begin, a charity donation needs to be made. This is called Zakat ul-Fitr, or Fitrana, which is given to the needy, allowing them to partake in festivities.
Eid ul Fitr Quotes:
Worship God and join none with Him in worship, and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, the poor, the neighbour who is near of kin, the neighbour who is a stranger, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (you meet) … Verily, God does not like such as are proud and boastful.’ – Quran 4:36
‘Those who believe, and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity, will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve’ – Quran 2:277