EID 2021: We wish you all a very happy and joyous Eid. Eidul Fitr is a day of feasting and is celebrated by Muslims to congratulate themselves for fasting in the month of Ramadan. It is celebrated on the first of Shawwal (10th month of the lunar Islamic calendar). This Eid is a reward to the Muslims who spent the month of Ramadan fasting and in worship.
We hope this Meethi Eid brings you delight and enlightens your path towards sweet success. It is called Meethi Eid for the sake of beginning your day by eating something sweet in the morning. It also signifies starting your routine on a sweet note after a month of Ramzan…the month of abstinence but praying.
On this day people wake up early to pray at a mosque or outdoor prayer venue. Gifts and cards are exchanged among friends and family. Eid means “celebration” and Mubarak means “blessed”, often Eid Mubarak is used as a greeting over this period and this day signals the start of Shawwal month in the Muslim calendar.
The Arabic name Eid al-Fitr translates to ‘festival of the breaking of the fast’ in English. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and marks the month in which the Quran was first revealed. The celebrations last for three days and are seen as a time of forgiveness and giving thanks to Allah for helping people to complete their spiritual fasting. Many people display this thanksgiving by giving donations and food to those less fortunate than themselves.
May this festival brings good fortune and health for all in the future. Celebrate this festival with zest and may the day delight and the moments measure all the special joys for all of you to treasure. Along with the festivity also pledge to work hard, get devoted to achieving your goals this year; because if your will and determination are strong enough, nothing can stop you from being successful in your endeavours.
- Prophet Muhammad asked the Muslims of Madinah about two carnivals that they used to engage in. They replied that before Islam, celebrating by setting up grand carnivals was traditional. It is reported that Muhammad said, Instead of those two days, Allah has appointed two other days which are better, the days of Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha. (Book of Hadith).
- For Eid ul Fitr it is customary to eat breakfast before prayer (unlike Eid ul Adha). It is the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad to eat something sweet.
- In accordance with Islamic tradition, many Muslims wake up extra early on Eid ul Fitr to take a bath, called ghusl. They also wear the best clothing they own.
- Every single month in the Islamic calendar begins when the new moon is sighted. Eid ul Fitr begins when the new moon of Shawwal (10th month of the -Islamic calendar) appears. Because the moon appears on different dates in different parts of the world, many Muslim communities celebrate Eid ul Fitr on whatever day this occurs in Mecca.
- Unlike regular prayers, Eid prayers do not begin with an adhan or a call to prayer. The format for Eid ul Fitr prayer is quite different from those of the daily prayers.