Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Eid ul Fitr Celebrations

Eid Mubarak everyone.. :) May Allah bless you for your good deeds and forgive your sins. Enjoy the day and thank the almighty!



Today I am doing a post, why people celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr. History and other important facts :)

History of Eid ul Fitr

Before the arrival of Islam, people in Arab country talk about Eid festival as yawn al-sabasab and yawn al-sab’. The Israelite's also celebrate festivals but mainly the celebration of historical days.

As per History of Eid-ul-Fitr - the festival was first originated by the last prophet of Islam, the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The day was and still is being observed on the first of month of Shawwal, after the end of holy month of Ramadan, in which Muslims undergo fasting for a period of one month.



According to the hadith, Eid was instigated in Madina. T
he Prophet told the people that the Almighty God has set two days of holidays of festivities for you, Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha.



Eid-ul-fitr and Eid-ul-adha are auspicious events of showing thankfulness to Almighty God. It is also a means of amusement and merriment.


Celebration of Eid

All Muslim fast daily throughout the holy month of Ramadan, from dawn until the dusk. But fasting is prohibited on Eid. The day is observed with prayers, food and family get together.




For Eid, people gather at their mosques to complete Salat al-Eid prayars – and enjoy their day. Women put mehdi (hina) on their hands, feast is cooked specially for the relatives, neighbors and those who are visiting.



To know more about Eid... read Eid Ul Fitr post (2013) or Eid Mubarak to all (2015) and check yourself, how much people enjoy the day :)



Alternative names for Eid

Eid-ul-Fitr goes by various alternative terms in English, including:

Fastbreaking Eid
Sweet Festival
Ramadan feast
Feast of Fasting
Idul Fitri
Eid feast
Eid al-Saghir
Sugar Feast

Thank you for reading friends.. if you are celebrating Eid, please share with me, how was your day and what else you do on the day. 

Again, Happy Eid everyone :) 



Mugdha

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