Eid ul Fitr – A Holy Festival of Islam
There are mainly two Eid festivals celebrated in Islam, Eid al-Adha (Bakrid) and Eid ul-Fitr (Sweet Eid).
Eid ul-Fitr is one of the very important festivals for Muslims. Eid ul-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal (the 10th month of the Islamic calendar or Hijri). This date comes at the end of the month of Ramzan ul-Mubarak.
Importance of Eid
On this holy occasion of Eid, Muslim people wearing new clothes early in the morning gather in the mosque in large numbers to offer prayers and pray for happiness and peace and thank Allah because Muslims spend the whole month of Ramadan. They keep fasting (fasting) and break their fast on this day and congratulate each other on Eid by hugging, giving gifts to each other.
Eid ul-Fitr is also known as Mithi Eid. On this day, Muslims make Shevya (Savai) at their home and feed it to their neighbors and guests.
According to Islamic beliefs, in 624 AD, the Prophet Muhammad, along with his 313 followers, fought a fierce battle with a large army of the Quraysh tribe of Mecca in Jang-e-Badr, while defending the religion of Islam and led by Prophet Muhammad. Muslims achieved Fateh.
This was the first war in Islam. Celebrations were held in the joy of the victory of this war and sweets were distributed among the people. Since then this festival of Eid started being celebrated.
Importance of Moon
The moon has a lot of importance in Muslim religion because the Islamic calendar is based on the moon. In Islam, Eid or other festivals are celebrated only after seeing the moon. The month of Ramadan is started only after the sighting of the moon and ends only after the sighting of the moon and Eid is celebrated on the next day.