What is Eid-al-Fitr In Islam:
Let’s discuss the History Of Eid-Al-Fitr One of the very special Islamic festival (event), Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of the holy month of Ramadan Kareem the history of Eid-Al-Fitr dates back to 610 A.D when the angel name Hazrat Jibril(A.S) appeared on to our Holy Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) and declared that he was the Last Prophet of ALLAH (GOD). throughout this time come to Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) and taught him holy verses of the Holy Quran. These Holy verses shared by Hazrat Jibril (A.S)
It is believed that this Knowledge was shared during the Holy month of Ramadan Kareem and Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) taught his Sahaba (R.A) to spend this month in fasting, prayers, and noble causes, end the month in celebrations. Thus Eid-ul-Fitr or the day of breaking the fast came into being and is celebrated Eid al-Fitr worldwide by All Muslims worldwide.
How Eid-Al-Fitr starts:
Eid al-Fitr literally means Festival of the Breaking Fast. Every year, Muslims celebrate this day on different dates based on the Islamic calendar. As opposed to the Gregorian calendar, a new month starts with a new moon. Every year, Ramadan, the fasting observance ending in Eid al-Fitr, falls about 11 days earlier than the previous year. There are some Sunni scholars who believed that Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and his Sahaba (R.A) celebrated first Eid al-Fitr in 624 CE after the victorious battle of Jange-Badr.
The month of Ramadan Kareem means (burning of evil deeds) for Muslims around the world. They fast from sunrise to sunset. It also includes abstinence from drinking, smoking, sexual activities, and other pleasures. Muslims honor this month to commemorate the revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
How Do Muslims Celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr:
We Are Know Eid al-Fitr celebrate only two to three days that including special morning prayers known as Eid Ceremony Prayer. Muslims greet each other and saying Eid Mubarak (Happy Eid).by hugging each other. They make Sweet dishes at home and Special gifts are given to children. In this world Muslims have a huge population, Eid al-Fitr is a national holiday of All Muslims Countries. Schools, offices, and businesses are closed so many families, friends, and neighbors can enjoy celebrating Eid al-Fitr.
Muslim countries such as Pakistan, Iraq, and Egypt, Iran, and several Muslims decorate their houses with lanterns, twinkling lights, and flowers. Special food is prepared and families, friends are invited over to celebrate Eid. In places like Jordan, with its Muslim majority population, the days before Eid al-Fitr can see a rush at local malls and special “Ramadan markets” as peoples are going to ready for shopping and take some gifts.
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Ways to Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr:
The Festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is very Special for All Muslims, however, before this Special ceremony can begin, All Muslims to say thanks to ALLAH. Muslims must do the ‘ghusl’ cleansing, which purifies the All body. After the cleansing or take shower, the family ready for the day, by wearing the New clothes they own, and Families then head over to the local mosque to performed (Eid-prayers) and after that, All Muslim community wishes “Eid Mubarak” to each other.
In Islam Zakat-ul-Fitr (Fitra) is an Eid charity (Zakat-ul-Fitr) donation that must be paid before (Eid-Prayers) starts as this is distributed among the neediest persons to ensure they can take part and Celebrate. This is a beautiful Culture of Eid al-Fitr to exchange gifts, particularly between young children and family members. Eid al-Fitr is also known as “Sweet Eid” because this day holds less importance in the Islamic calendar than Eid-ul-Ad-ha.
Traditions of Eid al-Fitr:
Fast (Sawm) which is the practicing of fast during the holy month of Ramadan Kareem is one of the main five pillars of Islam. All Muslims believe that it was at the time of Ramadan Kareem The Holy Quran Revealed to our Prophet(PBUH). All Muslims celebrate and enjoy Eid Al-Fitr with Special prayers simply known as “Salat Al Eid” in Arabic. Muslims will join to gather in Holy mosques and all Muslims Performed Eid prayers and also they listen to the Sermon. There are some important elements of the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations that are giving money to poor persons Zakat al-Fitr and sending Eid greetings. The most common words are used by All Muslims as a greeting on this day is “Eid Mubarak”, which is Arabic for ‘blessed festival’. The proper response to Eid Mubarak is “Khair Mubarak”, which good wishes on the persons who have greeted you.