What is Eid-Ul-Fitr ?
In the world, there are different types of religions. People of different faiths celebrate different kinds of religious ceremonies. Eid-ul Fitr is one of the most prominent festivals in the history of Muslim nations. It is a Muslim holiday, and it is a festival that bears real spiritual significance. This unique festival has no historical connection, and also it has no relation to earthly affairs. After observing one-month prolonged fasting, Muslims thank Allah for giving them intention, strength, and patience. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated throughout the world for three days. A lot of information about the Eid-ul Fitr is described bellow.
When is Eid-Ul-Fitr Celebrated ? ( Eid-Al-Fitr Kab Hai )
Muslims keep fasting, and at the end of the long month dawn to the fasting of Ramadan, it is celebrated. Throughout the world on the first day of Arabic Shawwal month, people celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.
To know when is Eid-ul-Fitr in this year, you can check All Indian Festivals Calendar.
Where is Eid-Ul-Fitr Celebrated ?
In every Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Qatar, Dubai, Kuwait, Jordan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Afganistan, Albania, Bahrain, Benin, Algeria, Lebanon, Libya, omen, Sudan, Somalia it is celebrated on national level and it is a public holiday on Eid in these countries. Some other secular countries India also celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr as a national festival. Muslims living in countries like USA, UK, Australia New Zeland etc. celebrates Eid but its not a national festival in these countries.
Its origin was related by the Islamic Prophet Muhammad(S). This festival was started in Medina after the end of Muhammad from Mecca. Anas, who was the well-known companion of Prophet, narrated that at a time when Prophet arrived in Medina, he saw people celebrating two different days with recreation and merriment. Prophet became very anxious for them and told them that Allah had decided only two days to celebrate instead of these you are doing. He ensured them Eid –ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha are better than all festivals of yours.
How is Eid-Ul-Fitr Celebrated ?
Eid-ul Fitr bears happiness to all Muslim people in the world. It doesn’t begin until the new moon appears in the sky. After observing fasting, it has come. On Eid day early in the morning people at first for remaining fresh take a bath, then they go to the mosque for prayers. Eid-ul Fitr prayer is held in mosques, society centres, and outside spaces. There are many countries in which mosque fills quickly, and people arrange prayer and make lines with prayer mats in streets and parks. Speakers stay outside to the carter for the swamp of people. They recite holy sermon(khutba), and Muslims listen to it carefully. After finishing the prayer, they exchange greetings and embrace each other by saying “Eid Mubarak”.
Tradition Of Eid-al-Fitr
Eid is a quality time when people are spending time with their friends and family. Usually, people buy new clothes to wear on this day, but poor people can not afford new dresses, so they celebrate it with old clothes. Before coming Eid Muslims start cleaning and decorating their house to welcome the occasion. Women wear henna in their hand in Chadd rat(the night before Eid day). People visit their friends and family and spend time throughout the day. Sometimes they exchange gifts to each other, and children get pocket money(Salami) from elders as a token of love. During the three-day celebration, people attend many events, festivals and theme parks with friends and families. Spiritually it is a holy festival, so people on this day try to forget all negative issues and forgive all. Traditionally they visit their relatives who are sick and give them charity. Also, they pay respect to the people who died.
No occasion can be completed without meals and deserts? Eid is such kind of event in which people prepare delicious food items. The world is surviving up to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, and the preparations are in full swing. Here some delightful food items that you must try on this day.
- Sheer Khurma: This is one kind of sweet dish which is made with fresh milk pudding and vermicelli. Nuts and raisins are also being added for getting a sweet aroma and taste.
- Sewaiyan Kimami: similar Sheer khurma vermicelli and milk are two-star ingredients of this dessert. But it is little consistency and thick than Sheer Khurma. Almond, coconut, lotus seeds, cashews are also used in it for getting a better taste.
- Biriyani: This festival is wholly incomplete without biriyani. Fragrant rice, meat, spicy salad, raita and with some other ingredients it is made. People enjoy it with lettuce and special pickle sauce.
- Nehari: It is one kind of slow-cooked food typically made with beef or lamb. Traditionally it is a breakfast dish, but you can enjoy it during the evenings while gossiping with friends and family.
- Meat Pullaos: In southeast Asia, it is a popular dish. Traditionally it is cooked with rice and meat in an excellent flavour.
- Ras Malai: It is another kind of sweet dish on Eid day. People make it by using grabby milk and add sugar, nuts, almond, raisins.
What is Zakat-al-Fitr ?
It is one kind of donation process. Islam is based on five strong pillars; Zakat is one of them. It is only obligatory on wealthy Muslims. Wealthy Muslims lend a hand to the poor and needy people by conducting the charity typically before the end of the month of fasting. This process helps people to clean their souls from sins, and it gives them proper happiness and peace. Mostly it is a favourite part of Muslims, which is done with great affection and love. Needy people get sweets, cloths, food items from The wealthy Muslim community.
It is a way in which brotherhood has gain. Poor people who have no new clothes and food for celebrating Eid also can enjoy happiness.
What are the multiple names of Eid-Ul-Fitr ?
Alike some other big celebration of the world it is known differently for its various English names. In different countries, people translate it differently. The sweet festival, a feast of fasting, smaller Eid, Eid-al-Fitr, Eid-al Saghir, Ramadan feast are some names that people utter as the alternative name of Eid-ul-Fitr.
So Eid-ul-Fitr is a feast of celebration. After observing a long period of fast Muslims around the world celebrate it. By praying, family greetings, feasting, exchanging gifts, helping the needy it is found.