Id-Ul-Fitr is one of the most important days for Muslims. It is celebrated on the first day after sighting the moon of 'Shawaal' (tenth month of Islamic calendar) that marks the end of the month of Ramzaan (Ramdan). The meaning of Id Ul Fitr is 'festival of breaking the fast'. Id-Ul-Fitr or Eid-Ul-Fitr festival is usually known as Eid that is the most important occasion according to Islamic calendar. Id-Ul-Fitr is celebrated by Muslim community all over the world with great dedication, fun and jollity. This festival symbolizes the end of 'Ramadan', the month of fasting and beginning of the new month namely known as Shawwal. Ramadan is the ninth lunar month of the Islamic Calendar, the day following the form of new moon.
How to celebrate Eid?
On this festive Occasion of Eid Muslim people get up early in the morning, get fresh and offer Namaaz around 4:30 'O' clock which is called 'Fazr' Namaaz. Afterwards all the male members and children start to get ready by putting up the new clothes, apply perfume and Muslim women decorate their hands with beautiful design using Heena and wears sparkling jewelry to celebrate the festive of Eid. Nmaaz of Id-Ul-Fitr is mainly offered in mosque (Id-Gaah). Before they go to Mosque for Namaaz they take dry date with siwainya to break their fast of Ramzan with special prayer (Dua). After offering Namaaz everybody hug one another to wish Happy Eid! Eid greetings are also distributed to wish people warmly. They enjoy Eid mela (fair) also. Children buy balloons, toys, sweets and many gifts form the fair. People go to their friends, relatives' home to wish them Eid. On this auspicious occasion special foods are prepared and distributed to neighbors and friends. The festival of Eid is dedicated to the spirit of love, allocation, peace and brotherhood everywhere.
Legend of Id-Ul-Fitr
Id-Ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of the Ramadan (Ramzaan) which is the most religious month of Islamic Calendar. According to the myth, one day Prophet Muhammad (Huzoor Sal-Lal-Laahu Allay-Wasal-Lam) had a hallucination in which the angel Jibra-Il Allaisalam told him how Allah wanted people to live. Then Allah's words were revealed to Muhammad through the angel during the month of Ramadan, and the words were written down to form the sacred book of Muslims 'Quran'. Prophet Muhammad Sahib declared the last day of Ramadan to celebrate Id-Ul-Fitr and building up the feeling of brotherhood.