Meaning of Eid-ul-Fitr
A direct translation of Eid-al-Fitr “the festival of breaking the fast” and commemorates the end of a month-long fast throughout Ramadan for Muslims in the UK and around the world.
The festival is a very important time in Islam and allows families, loved ones and communities to come together and celebrate following a month of abstinence and dedication to Allah (SWT).
This is important because it marks the end of Ramadan, the month in which the Holy Qur’an was first revealed to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
Throughout Ramadan, Muslims around the world undertake a fast between the hours of sunset and sunrise and spend a lot of time in self-reflection while studying the Qur’an and connecting with Allah (SWT) on a spiritual level.
After a full month of sacrifice and dedication, Eid-ul-Fitr is a time to come together with family and loved ones to enjoy everyday blessings.
‘The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion.
So, whoever sights the new moon of the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days.
Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and wants for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that to which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful.’
– Quran 2:185
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Eid ul-Fitr Celebrations across India
On this day, Muslims wear new clothes and visit mosques for offering their prayers to Allah.
They recite a particular religious prayer known as salat, on this day.
Muslims prepare exotic sweets such as ‘Seviyan’ and organize grand get-togethers at their residences.
It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer.
Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid-al-Fitr.
The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan,
The Islamic holy month of fasting.
The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.
The announcement of the exact dates of Eid Al-Fitr may not happen until close to the start of Ramadan.