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EID UL FITR


Eid is a Arabic word it means festival. There are two big festivals in Muslim culture 1) Eid ul Fitr and 2) Eid ul Adha. These two Eids  festivals we celebrated in two different Islamic Lunar months all around the world.


Eid is the greatest festival of the Muslims. All over the world, the Muslims celebrate it with great pomp and show, zeal and gusto. The Muslims observe fasts for a full month after sighting the moon of ‘Ramzan’. When the month of ‘Ramzan’, is over and the moon of Eid is sighted, they end their Roja (fasts). The next day, the festival of Eid is celebrated. Every year it comes off on the first day of the month of Shawwal. It is a day of gaiety, festivity and feasting.On the Eid day, Muslim people get up early in the morning. They take a bath and put on their best dresses. They visit mosques and offer prayers in the form of ‘Namaz’. So during the month of `Ramzan’, they lead a pure and holy life. They observe fasts, offer regular prayers in the form of ‘Namaz’; read the holy Koran, feed the hungry and give alms to the poor. Charity is the greatest virtue to be practiced during the month of ‘Ramzan’. Fasting comes to an end when the new moon of Eid is sighted. The sight of the new moon of Eid is considered very pious and holy by the Muslims. It is a signal for the celebration of Eid the very next day. ‘Eid Mubarak’ is on the lips of each Muslim. Sweets are distributed, gifts are given and delicious dishes are prepared at home. Friends and relatives are invited to feasts. Sweet noodles are the most popular dish cooked on this day. In India, all communities join the Muslims in celebrating Eid. Sweets are shared and greetings exchanged by all. It is a festival of love and goodwill. It gives message to love all and hate none.

EID UL FITR festival, is also called feast of breaking the fast. Ramadhan is the holy month of Muslims. Allah (The God) revealed the Holi Quran to Prophet Mohammad during this month. Once the crescent moon is sighted, the Ramadhan month comes to an end and on the first day of Islamic lunar month Shawwal , it's now the time for celebrations for people of Muslim cultur. In the whole month of holy Ramadhan, Muslims keep fasting and from sunrise to sunset everyday they eats and drink nothing. Muslims believe, after almost 600 years of Prophet Jesus, the God sent Prophet Mohammad into this world to show the right path to human mankind to live in this world and believe in the oneness of God, Pray 5 times, keep fasting, do charity, go on pilgrimage.

EID UL ADHA festival, celebrated on the 10th day of last Islamic Lunar month, is also called  feast of the Sacrificed. The Eid ul Adha celebrates in the remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim's readiness to sacrifice his son Ismail to God as an act of submission to God's command and his son's acceptance to being sacrificed,   before God intervened to provide Prophet Ibrahim with a Sheep to sacrifice instead. On another occasion God ordered Prophet Ibrahim to leave his wife Hajira and son Ismail alone far away, He again sacrificed his love for his son and He left them far away with a huge amount of food grains but after sometime Mother and son had nothing left and then a infant was crying for thirst and dehydration. Miraculously god started one spring of water  from the earth at the feet of Ismail. This water never got stopped from that time and its name is ZAM ZAM water and it is believes to be Holy Water in Muslim culture. Later Prophet Ibrahim instructed by the God to build a Holy building in front of that Holy spring water well. It's name is Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. In the remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim's sacrifices, Muslims Celebrates Eil ul Adha. At the time of Eid ul Adha people go to Hajj Pilgrimage, and People give sacrifice of sheeps, cows, camels with the remembrance of the sacrifice given by the Prophet Ibrahim and followed and Obeyed what His God ordered. Muslims believe they obey the same God of Prophet Ibrahim who is very near to the God.

 

Muslim try to spend their live as per Gods wishes, Likewise in their Festivals Muslims remember their God and they celebrate Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha for the sake of God's mercy and heaven after death.



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