what is Eid ul-fitr
Eid ul-fitr is also known as the “Festival of breaking the fast” or small Eid. This is a Holy ceremony carried out by Muslims across the whole world to mark the end of the month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the twelfth month of islamic months. During the Holy months of Ramadan, Muslim across the whole world engage in Fasting, prayer and all form of worshipping Allah. These form of act is carried out to commemorate the month in which the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) received the first revelation of the Quran.
How is fasting observed
All Muslims across the globe observe fasting in the month of Ramadan. Muslims observe fasting by eating during early dawn from 4:00am-5:00am till late evening around 6:45pm-7:00pm. All Muslims that are healthy, mature and normal are obligated to observe the fasting in the month of Ramadan. Muslims who have health issues and related issues are exempted from fasting and have ways to gain their rewards during the month of Ramadan
Fasting usually is about 29-30. After fasting Muslims celebrate the Eid ul-fitr to mark the end of the fasting and Ramadan.
Eid ul-fitr: Sallah day
Eid ul-fitr is a Holy celebration carried out by Muslims worldwide. This celebration is carried out to mark the end of Ramadan. During this festival Muslims Put on special outfits, cook special meal m, gift out gifts and celebrate the festival with family and friends.
On the day of Eid ul-fitr, Muslims observe a special prayer which is two raka’at after the sermon by the imam. Muslims then proceed home after the prayer. Children and adults visits friends and family as a courtesy for the celebration of the Eid ul-fitr festival.
Importance of Eid ul-fitr
After a month of devotion, prayer and self restraint Muslims worldwide celebrate their sacred duties during the month of Ramadan by ending the month with celebration of Eid ul-fitr also known as small Eid. During this period Muslims take part in special prayers and celebration of the month with family and friends. Special meals are shared with family and friends and special outfits are woren by Muslims during the celebration of the Eid ul-fitr festival.
Difference between Eid ul-fitr and Eid al-Adha
The second celebration shortly after the celebration of Eid ul-fitr is Eid al-Adha which occurs at the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage made by many Muslims to the Holy city of Mecca. This festival is done as a result to honor the sacrifice done by prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) which according to the quran was willing to sacrifice his son to Allah, but Allah asked him to sacrifice animal instead of his son. This Eid al-Adha, or the feast of sacrifice, celebrates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son. This celebration includes the slaughtering of animals as a sacrifice. Muslims worldwide slaughter an animal as sacrifice. To celebrate Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son.