Eid-ul-Fitr | عيد الفطر احتفالات عيد الفطر | Ramzan Eid celebrations

Eid-ul-Fitr | عيد الفطر احتفالات عيد الفطر | Ramzan Eid celebrations

Eid-ul-Fitr | عيد الفطر احتفالات عيد الفطر | Ramzan Eid celebrations

Amongst the many Muslim festivals, Id-Ramzan / EID-UL-FITR (عيد الفطر) is said to be the most popular festival and it holds great religious significance for Muslims not only in India but across the globe. Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and it is holy month for Muslims. In the Holy book for muslims Quran, it is said that it was during these thirty days when Prophet Muhammad was blessed with spiritual knowledge of Islam. This is the reason why this month is highly sacred for muslims around the world. Id-Ramzan is also referred as Eid-ul-Fitr and sometimes plainly known as Eid.

When EID-UL-FITR عيد الفطر (RAMZAN EID) FESTIVAL Celebrated:

Id-Ramzan/RAMZAN EID/ EID-UL-FITR is celebrated on end of the Ramadan month. This day indicates the 1st day of Islamic month of Shawwal. It has been declared as gazetted holiday all over the India. Ramadan month is also known as “Islam’s month of fasting”. In 2018 this Festival falls on June 15, Friday. Ramadan month in 2018 starting on 16 May, Wednesday.

How people celebrate EID-UL-FITR (RAMZAN EID) FESTIVAL:

During this month Fasting is considered as the biggest act of religious observance. During fasting, Muslims do not have to eat or drink anything, including water, till sunset. Fasting called as sawm in Arabic, is one of the five key pillars of the Islamic faith. The other beliefs of Islam are prayer (salat in Arabic), Charity (zakat), making the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. We can observe all these activities in the month of Ramadan.

The month long ritual involves, daily waking up in the early morning before the crack of dawn and begins the day with morning prayers and “sehri” (a meal before sun rise). During the day, people abstain themselves from eating the food and water and break their fast only after sunset. On the day of EID, the people start the day by opening their fast and attending prayers. People hold large communal gatherings and inviting friends, family to be a part of their banquet.

There will be special prayers in mosques on the day of Ramzan Eid. People hug one another and wish them. People holds hold Iftar parties during Ramzan and Eid. RAMZAN EID is a time for meeting, greeting and celebrating. Devotees gather at various mosques across the nation to offer prayers.

Id-Ramzan/EID-UL-FITR HISTORY:

In 610 AD, Prophet Muhammad was meditating on Mount Hira then Angel Gabriel appeared in front of him and referred him as Muhammad and also pronounced him as the 'Messenger of God'. The Angel enlightened him on the preaching's of Quran and declared that he will be spiritual guiding light for men and women by spreading the message of Allah. It has been written in Quran that this incident took place in the month of Ramadan which rose to the formation of a new religion. Prophet Mohammed passed his divine knowledge to his next generations. They become spiritually devoted to the God for whole month through worship, offerings and prayers.

Eid-ul-Fitr | عيد الفطر احتفالات عيد الفطر | Ramzan Eid celebrations