Eid Ul Fitr Celebration
Eid Ul Fitr Celebration or Id is celebrated at the end of Ramadan. It marks the end of the month as well as the end of vicious and corrupt habits. On this day a month of fasting ends wherein the faithful has spent in praying Allah Subhanahu Waatala. Other people takes it as a month of just an abstention from food and drinks, but it’s not. In fact, it is an exercise of one’s discipline and patience.
Meaning of Eid
The meaning of word Eid is happiness and celebration. It is a religious festival of Muslims. Infact, Muslims celebrate two Eids, Eid-ul-Fitr, and Eid-ul-Juha. But no matter which one it is, people celebrate it with full zeal and enthusiasm.
History of Eid Ul Fitr Celebration
According to some sources, Eid was instigated in Madina. It is said that when the prophet Mohammed arrived in Madina, he saw some people who were merriment and praying. He asked people about it, they replied that they are celebrating the recreation and fun of Jahilliyah.
Rituals and Traditions of Eid Ul Fitr
Every year, all Muslims fast on this from dawn till dusk. Fasting doesn’t mean avoiding food only, instead it involves abstaining from beverages, food, and sexual relations. Muslims believe that by doing so they can develop self-control and self-discipline.
The fasting ends in a month in which they develop the inner strength to live a life, which is regardless of the lure towards sin.
But the pregnant ladies, old age people, and sick people are suggested not to take a fast. With the increase in modernization, the ways of celebrating have changed, but the idea of the festivities is still the same.
Ways of Eid Ul Fitra Celebration
The celebration of Eid starts with moon sighting. People make special plans for this night and go to open places to gaze on the horizon. After gazing at the moon, everyone embraces and exchange gifts with each other. The youngsters always celebrate Eid by their own style, which is to take out the motor bikes, vehicles and perform stunts like one-wheeling and the whole city look like rattling with the roar of silencer less bikes.
If Muslim belief is to be trusted, then they say that the Almighty Allah commanded them to fast until Ramadhan, and pay the Zakat-al-fitr everyday before offering prayer. So a lot of things happen on this festival and each one has its own significance.
Some scholars believe that fasting is meant to praise and lauding the power of the religious realm, by admitting the subordination of the physical realm.