Eid, which means “Feast,” marks the end of the month-long fasting for Ramadan. It’s a time to celebrate with family and friends after having been through this blessed month’s holy prayers. It is also a time for Muslims to share their gifts of charity, which are not requested in the month of Ramadan. This, however, does not mean that Muslims some people don’t go through the month without performing any charity and giving away anything at all.
The celebration of Eid is rooted in Islamic history and culture. It marks the end of 29 days of fasting for Ramadan. For Muslims, it is a time to remember those who have passed before them, celebrate their lives and thank God for his countless blessings upon them.
The Eid celebration is known as “Eid ul-Fitr” which means “Feast of the Breaking of the Fast”. The Eid celebration is a great time for families to gather together and celebrate this wonderful occasion. It lasts for three days and ends on the 10th day of the month (Ramadan). Muslims all over this planet start counting down from 39 days before.
The sacred Islamic greeting that all Muslims greet each other with at this time is: “Eid Mubarak!”, meaning “Merry Eid!”.
And now, fathers and mothers are busy getting presents for their children, who now must only fast for six more days before enjoying Eid. Mums and daughters are busy getting ready for Eid by buying the best outfits. Girls and their mothers spend hours at the mall on that day buying clothes, new shoes, makeup, and accessories. Boys, too, go to buy their Eid clothes. It is a time of joyfulness and celebration of happiness.
Key Aspects Of Celebrating Eid
Muslims believe that the month of Ramadan was declared a sacred month in which the Qur’an was revealed. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and means that Muslims should not eat or drink during daylight hours for the whole month. The fast is intended to increase empathy with those who suffer from hunger, thirst, and poverty, and to purify oneself from wrongdoing committed knowingly or unknowingly during the year. It also means that Muslims have committed to work together for justice and peace in the world.
Different laws govern fasting depending on age and gender. For example, women are not allowed to eat or drink during daylight hours during their menstrual cycle. Menstruation is permitted on the first day of Ramadan. Younger children such as babies, toddlers, and teenagers usually fast with their parents. Older children may fast without permission from authorities if they are sufficiently mature to understand the truths of Islam.
Ramadan is a time of prayer and reflection. In addition to daily prayers, Muslims are encouraged to pray at dawn (Fajr) and in the evening (Maghrib). These are called “prayers of the oppressed” because they occur when most people would be asleep.
Ramadan is a time of repentance for the Arabic word Ramadan, which means “to be hungry”. The Prophet Muhammad gave this name to the month because, during it, people feel the need to repent for their sins and forget about themselves. During Ramadan, Muslims should be grateful for what they have in life and their many blessings. After the day of Eid al-Fitr prayer on the 10th of Shawwal, Muslims must not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset.
3. Spending time with family and relatives
Eid marks the end of Islamic months of fasting and prayer, so it is a time for celebration. Muslims all over the world decorate their homes with festive lights and hang banners and colorful lanterns outside their homes to celebrate the holiday. Large open spaces such as fields are set aside by volunteers who usually invite people from mosques in the area to celebrate Eid together. They provide food and other things needed for the celebration.
This is a chance Muslims have to spend time with family and relatives.
4. Decorating the home – specifically discuss things like buying Eid Mubarak decorations and banners to put around the house.
Eid or Eid al-Fitr is the last day of Ramadan, and it is a day off from work for Muslims who want to celebrate in their way.
The decoration of your house can be diverse. You can decorate your home with blue and gold accessories, like Christmas lights, Christmas decorations, and Eid Mubarak banners, but you should choose things that go well with you. If you like lights and lanterns, then you can hang a colorful Eid Mubarak banner around the house. This can be hung on the top of the door in front of the door if you are single or on top of the door if you are married or dating someone. Ramadan calendars are also becomig a popular choice for the home or for children which provide a similar format to the advent calendar.
In conclusion, Eid al-Fitr is a very special day when Muslims gather together to remember their ancestors who have passed away and celebrate their lives. It is also a time for Muslims to celebrate the sacrifices of those martyrs in the world who gave their lives for our religion, Islam. Muslims from all over the world come together, pray and ask forgiveness from God Almighty for the mistakes they have made during Ramadan and in their daily lives.
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