Eid-Ul-Fitr in the True Islamic Spirit

Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of month of Ramdhan. It signifies the end of the month fasting (the first day of the month of shawal) each Muslim derives the meaning holy benefits of Eid benefits of Ramadhan and their own personal spirit to some its like a steep upward stop culminating in the peek with magnificent landscape. To some it is like an opportunity to unwind after a hectic labor of one month.

Contrary to that some actually feel a true spiritual uplift of an untold value. This actually is the true spirit of Eid-ul-Fitr that has been defined by Holy Prophet (PBUH). Its significance is purely spiritual. It is the day when Muslim thank God for having there will, the strength and the endurance to observe fasting to obey his commandment.

The festival began with the first-sighting of the new moon. This day in the Muslim word, is the day of rejoicing and happiness it’s also a day of forgiveness and making resolutions. The rejoicing however is not at the departure of Ramadhan. It is the happiness which man feels after successfully completing an important task.

The feast of fast breaking Eid-ul Fitr is God’s reward for those who fast during the holy month the prayers of the Eid are a reason of unity and solidarity of Muslims all over the world. The Holy Prophet (PBUH) and all the Imams celebrated Eid and encouraged all Muslims to do it. They told Muslims to wear good clothes, put on perfume and go to mosque to recite Eid prayer. Hazoor (S.A.W.W) used to come out of his home on the day of Eid, reciting the Takbir to glorifying Allah in the loud voice. He advised us to exchange Eid greeting, visit each other, remember the poor by taking out Fitrana before the prayer, visit them at their homes and give them gift if possible.

The concept of the Eid in Islam is not however confined to celebration extravagance, luxurious feasts, friendly handshakes and embraces. The Muslims should rather devote this day to the worship of God and should pray before him to approve their vicious deeds and to forgive their sins. This is because the doors of His pardon are kept open this day and His blessings flow in abundance. On this day do honor God for his endless and all enhancing mercy.

Our holy prophet (Peace be upon him) has advised us to take special care of poor people on this day and include them in our celebration. But we remain busy in evaluating our near and dear ones but very rarely follow the advice of HAZRAT MUHAMMAD (PBUH). The poor are human being like us and they also have their wishes. We should give them due importance on this day at least.

Another day of celebration for muslims is eid ul azha commonly known as “Bari Eid” it is a celebrated in memory of sacrifice made by Hazrat Ibrahim of their beloved son Hazrat Ismail as ordered by Allah almighty. This day teaches us to sacrifice anything in the way of Allah just to oblige him. We sacrifice animals like goat, sheep, camels etc. as to refresh the sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim. On this day also, we should remember poor and distribute meat to them.

To conclude, we may say that eid is purely a day of celebration. But it also teaches us so many lessons of tolerance, patience, and loving people below our rank. In short, Allah has given us the day to celebrate but only celebration will be completed if we will add all people around us in it.

Source by Sherry Khan


Professional Graphic Designer

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