Ramadan is one of Allah’s most valuable gifts to Muslims and they should endeavor to obtain benefits from this blessed month; fasting, reading the Holy Quran, charity giving and getting the blessings on the Power Night. On this day, Muslims show their gratitude towards Allah for giving them health and tolerance to get through the long fasting period of thirty days of Ramadan.
The Ramadan conclusion escorts about the jolliness of Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the two Eids in Islam that Muslims celebrates all around the world. The delight of Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of fasting and prayer for 30 days. On this day, Muslims from all over the world gather to pray, for a celebration where families and friends get together, cheer and share their experience of Ramada. It is a fun and jubilated occasion that people will remember until the next Ramadan.
Eid-ul-Fitr is also known as the Feast of Fast-Breaking, after thirty days of fasting, reciting the Quran, praying and bringing out religious duties like paying Zakat-ul-Fitr, Muslims celebrate their vigorous attempts on the day of Eid ul-Fitr. In Muslim countries, there are enormous mosques that are created for these kind of days. In other parts of the world, like non-Muslim countries, Islamic organisations in charge of their areas rent out halls and spaces to oblige the prayers.
Muslims from all walks of life dressed in new clothes or their ethnic looks attend the prayers. Afterwards, people send gifts to each other such as sweets, cash and garments when they gather at home with friends and family. One of the best and most encouraging things about this day is to see non-Muslims getting involved in the delightful and cheerful festival alongside Muslims.
Meaning of Eid al Fitr
Eid ul fitr definition means the ‘Feast of Breaking the Fast’. Eid ul Fitr is the one of the two Islam official holidays. Eid ul Fitr is a festival arranged with huge feasts all around the world to celebrate the blessings of Allah as it falls on the first day of the Islamic calendar’s month of Shawwal.
Date of Eid ul Fitr
The date of Eid ul Fitr is different every year, assorting according to the glimpse of the crescent moon, the night next to the new moon. Eid ul Fitr 2022 will start on the evening of 1st May 2022 and end on the evening of 2nd May 2022.
History of Eid ul Fitr
The festival was first started by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in 624 CE to commemorate the victory in the battle of Badr. Afterwards, Eid ul Fitr has become one of the most remarkable Islam day. Stories about the Eid ul Fitr origin states that the jolliness spread during the migration of Prohpet Muhammad (PBUH) from Makkah to Madinah.
Eid ul Fitr Significance
Eid ul Fitr incarnates morality like patience, devotion, godliness and bravery. It’s a day of celebration as those who were on fast during Ramadan receive the remuneration of diligent spiritual discipline and worship for month-long. On this holy day, Muslims also show their thankfulness to Allah for accepting the doors of forgiveness and generosity.
The day reminds Muslims to welcome people from social and economic circles and share the playfulness with the underprivileged, and with those neglected ones. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself worked to make sure that all the needy and the downtrodden were efficient to share the Eid ul Fitr joys and delightness.
Purpose of this Festival
Eid ul Fitr is a celebration of ending a month of fasting, praying and refraining from all negative thoughts and doings. On this bright and optimistic day, Muslims all over the world thank Allah for giving them the power, will, and fortitude they needed for the month-long fasting. They pray to Allah to assist them for staying on the correct path and pursue blessings for good actions performed during the whole thirty holy days.
Celebration of Eid ul Fitr 2022
Perform Eid prayers: Also known as Eid Salah, Eid prayers are performed by all Muslims when the fast is broken on Eid ul Fitr. This prayer has two Rakaat units in addition to six or twelve additional takbeers; first rakaat has 7 takbeers and the second has 5 takbeers. The reason for these prayers is to show respect to Allah for blessing Muslims with the holy month of Ramadan and allowing them to do Ibadah. Eid prayers are usually performed in brethren with friends, family and other Muslim fellows.
Enjoy treats: It is prohibited for Muslims to fast on Eid ul Fitr. The festival begins with a light breakfast that historically involves some sweets and dates. Then, during lunch, all gather and enjoy different local exquisites like kahk, qatayef and kunafa. The treat is observed incomplete without a large spread of dishes, like haleem, biryani, kebabs, and the dessert called sewayin. After performing their Eid prayers, Muslims gather together with their friends, relatives and acquaintances and hold massive celebrations at homes, or rented halls.
Pay zakat al-Fitr: Eid ul Fitr is also known as a day of charity. Many Muslims sit at soup kitchens and food banks, handing out food to needy people. Eid ul Fitr also presents as a day of self-analysis for Muslims when they contemplate on their actions.
Exchange of gifts and greetings: Exchanging gifts and wishes is a big part of Eid ul Fitr celebrations. Muslims around the world wear new clothes, exchange sweets and greetings with each other by saying “Eid Mubarak”. Elders give children money, greetings and gifts called Eidi. Usually, most presents and gifts are given to the families’ youngest members and also, Muslims accessorize their homes and workplaces.
Here are few fascinating facts about Eid ul Fitr:
• In many parts of the world, Eid ul Fitr is known as ‘Ramazan Bayrami’ in Azerbaijan, ‘Korite’ in Senegal, ‘Hari Raya Pause’ in Malaysia and ‘Lebaran’ in Indonesia.
• In one year, Eid is celebrated two times. Eid ul-Fitr is celebrated firstly followed by Eid al Adha.
• Eid ul Fitr is known for being one of the biggest godly occasions and is celebrated by more than 2 billion Muslims on Earth.
• The date of Eid ul Fitr celebration totally depends upon the glimpse of the crescent moon.
Eid ul Fitr 2022 is a day of joy, forgiveness, prayers and happiness for Muslims all over the globe. We look further to the delightness and jolliness of Eid-ul-Fitr, but until then AIDIGITEK wants to wish everyone a very happy Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr!