In Islamic religion significance of Eid al Fitr is very high and also it is among the two major religious festivals, known as Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Fitr is on the first day after the completion of fasting month Ramadan. Ramadan is the holy month of the Islamic calendar. The word Eid itself is an Arabic word whose root association is that which derives back, time after time and rejoicing. Its particular usage in Islam, for the two major holidays, is because these two days are meant to be days of rejoicing. Eid al-Fitr celebration is for three days from the start of month Shawwal that’s the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, the celebration is extended for three days is also called as ‘Choti Eid’. Eid ul Fitr, also known as Ramadan-Id, is celebrated by Muslims across the world, at the end of Ramadan. It signifies the breaking of the fasting period, with the sighting of the new crescent moon in the evening, on the last day of Ramadan.
What is the significance of Eid al-Fitr With Purpose
Eid ul Fitr, also called as Ramadan Id is celebrated by Muslims across the worldwide, at the end of the month of Ramadan. Shawwal is the 10th month as per the Islamic calendar. It signifies the breaking of the fasting period, with the sighting of the new crescent moon in the evening, on the last day of Ramadan month and also highlights the significance of Eid al Fitr for whole Muslims of the world.
The originator Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) said they are days of eating, drinking, and remembrance of God. [Reported by Bukhari in his Sahih, an authoritative collection of the sayings of the Prophet.]
In this same spirit, the Quran mentions that Jesus, son of Mary, said: O Allah, Lord of us! Send down for us a table spread with food from heaven, that it may be a feast (Eid al-Fitr) for us, for the first of us and for the last of us and a sign from ‘You’. Give us sustenance, for ‘You’ are the Best of Sustainers. (Quran, 5:114)
Eid al-Fitr celebrates the completion of the month of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast and increases their spiritual devotions, and is meant to be the recognition the material and spiritual favors of God to his creation. During the month of Ramadan Muslims donate some amount of charity to poor people like food, clothes, money, etc. All the wishes are comes true during this month. During this month Muslims thanks God that he has given human being and Happiness is given to us with the significance of Eid al Fitr.
On Eid al-Fitr, Muslims all over the world thank God for the gift of fasting, in which they avoided food, drink, and intercourse from dawn to dusk, out of obedience and servitude. The Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan out of faith, seeking its reward, shall have all their past sins forgiven.[Also reported by Bukhari and others].
The many lessons in Ramadan are acted upon on this day of festivity, in order that they not be forgotten:
1. Dedicating oneself to God: Muslims start the day by showering after emergence on Eid al-Fitr day, then go to the short two Rakat Eid al-Fitr prayer and sermon that takes place early in the morning.
2. Recognizing one’s blessings and thanking God for them: Muslims are encouraged to wear their best clothes, give gifts (especially to children) and celebrate with family, friends, and neighbors.
3. Remembering the difficulty of the poor and giving to charity: On Eid al-Fitr day, it is specifically commanded to give to charity, the best time of which is before going to the mosque or prayer hall in the morning and learn the.
As a result, it is encouraged for Muslims to learn the meaning of Eid al fitr and fast another six days after Eid al-Fitr during the month of Shawwal, in order to keep alive the lessons learned during the month of Ramadan and to become of those devoted to God. It is because of this that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said: Whoever fasts of Ramadan then fast six days in the month of Shawwal shall have the reward of having fasted the whole year. (Sahih Muslim)