Eid ul Fitr: a gift of fasting

MUHAMMAD FUZAIL JAVED

 

There are two key Eid’s (Celebration Festivals) in Islam: Eid-ul-Fitr, which signifies the completion of the
Holy Month of Ramadan
Eid-ul-Adha, the greater Eid, which follows the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, at the time of
Qurbani
Eid-ul-Fitr is additionally referred to as the Feast of fast. Once thirty days of fasting, prayer, reciting the
Holy Quran and carrying out other religious duties such as paying Zakat-ul-Fitr Muslims worldwide celebrate
their efforts on the day of Eid ul-Fitr.
Special prayer services are continued in this day and age in massive congregation halls or in open fields.
In Muslim countries, there are huge and majestic mosques that are created for days like this. In alternative
components of the planet, significantly non-Muslim countries Islamic organisations in charge of their
areas rent out halls and green spaces to accommodate the prayers.
Today, we live in a fast paced society where we are constantly busy with work and everyday
responsibilities.
Unfortunately, many of us will not find the time to spend it with the people that we love. During Eid,
Muslims are encouraged to be joyful and to come together as a community.
There are many reasons to be grateful during Eid and each year, Ramadan will teach us something about
ourselves but most of all, people will spend this occasion together to think of others and to celebrate
life.
Muslims from all walks of life attend the prayers wearing new garments, carrying their favorite
fragrance. Afterwards, once individuals gather reception with friends and family, they send gifts to every
alternative like sweets, money and clothes.