Every society has its own different festivals and festivals in India and their importance in their lives is also very special for them. Everybody celebrates the festival by burning together with everyone for their happiness. One of those festivals is the festival of ‘Eid-ul-Fitr’ or ‘Eid’ is the main festival of the Muslim community. Muslim people from all corners of the world celebrate it very enthusiastically.
Eid which is celebrated by all Muslim brothers together. Is also known as Eid-ul Fitr and is also known as eid al adha. Eid is the sweet eid and goat eid in the accepted language. Thus Eid has its own different significance. Idioms such as ‘Eid of moon’ have been related to the festival of Eid ul Fitr. Because the calculation and arrival of Eid ul fitr depends only on the rise of the moon. This festival is the only such festival of Muslim sisters and brothers. The day they are very happy. That is why the word ‘Eid’ is a festival indicating happiness. It is one of the festival to express the feeling of happiness with beauty.
This festival is celebrated not once a year but twice per year. It first falls in the months of February to March and is known as ‘Eid-ul-Fitr‘ at that time. After that the festival falls in the month of May. And at the time it is named ‘Eid-ul-Adha’. But it isn’t entirely fix that this festival came every year in these months.
Because in it the date is calculated according to the hijri calendar. which decreases and increases as the moon rises. Many times it has been seen that this festival is celebrated on different days in different countries.One of these two Eid festivals is celebrated in a ‘vegetarian way‘ and the other is celebrated in a ‘non-vegetarian‘ way. The vegetarian Eid is known as Eid or Mithi Eid or Eid-ul-Milad. On this day there is a tradition of eating and feeding sweets and vegetables. Non-vegetarian Eid is known as ‘Bakrid‘. On this day there is a tradition of eating goats and distributing their meat in the form of shireen or prasad.
The month of Ramadan holds special religious significance for Muslim people. The month of Ramadan is considered a month of self-immolation for them in the Muslim viewpoint. All Muslim siblings keep a full day fast in this month. Muslims strictly observe this festival that they do not accept even a single drop of water throughout the day. All those who keep the roast offer ‘namaz’ to God at a fixed time at five o’clock in the day and the self-immolation of all their families Pray to Allah. In the month of Ramadan, all Muslims consume food only after sunset.
In Islam some helpless and sick persons are exempted from fasting. But it is considered mandatory for all able persons to keep fast in the month of Ramadan. On the last day of the month of Ramadan, there is a great eagerness to see all the Muslim moon, because the festival of ‘Eid’ is celebrated on the second day only after the moon is seen. All Muslims celebrate this festival with joy and gaiety. Equal enthusiasm can be seen in all the individuals, young and old, rich and poor. All of them buy new jewelry, shoes, slippers, new clothes and other material pleasures according to their power and strength and interest.
These days, a large crowd can be seen in the shops of fruits and sweets all around. Simultaneously, a new glow comes in the atmosphere. Eid festival is described by the great novelist Munshi Premchand in his most famous story ‘Idgah‘. On the day of Eid in the morning, the old children, the youth in all clean clothes, perform ‘Namaz’ in a row after reaching Idgah at a certain time. When thousands of people raise their hands to pray, the mind becomes happy after seeing the whole scene. At that time, it seems as if all of them are brothers and brothers, in which there is no place for mutual attraction and disharmony.
After offering Namaz all the people hug each other and congratulate Eid. After all the Muslim brothers go to the house of their relatives and friends and give them a happy Eid the process of the feast begins. People enjoy a variety of delicious cuisines and also exchange dishes with their close relatives.
The holy month of Ramadan and then the holy festival of Eid holds special religious significance for all Muslims. It inspires man for purity and purity of mind. Of course, if we follow the basic ideals of this holy festival, then the enmity of the people, the middle hatred, ie the discrimination of man towards man can be reduced to a great extent. This festival shows us brotherhood and learning to love each other.
History of Eid Ul Fitr
The history of the holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is very old and it is believed that there are many beliefs and stories about the origin of this holy festival celebrated on the first day of the Islamic month of Islam, but in this subject The story is most prevalent, according to him, for the first time the festival of Eid was celebrated by the Prophet Muhammad Saheb after Jung-e-Badr.
It is believed that the Muslims under the leadership of Prophet Muhammad Saheb defeated the army of Mecca many times stronger than they were in this war and in order to thank Allah in the joy of this victory. Muhammad Sahab prayed the special prayer of Allah. And celebrated this festival of Eid-ul-Fitr.
After this event, every year, the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr started to be celebrated by Muslims every year since the holy months of Ramadan. On this day people thank Allah that they gave them so much power to keep their fast throughout the month. It has also been a custom to make good food and services in homes on Eid day.
On the day of Eid people also invite their relatives and friends to their homes for a feast. Along with this, this day is also considered as a festival which removes bitterness and enhances brotherhood and love. For this reason, mutual and domestic disputes and disputes are also settled by the people on this day.
On the auspicious day of Eid it is also the custom of people to exchange gifts with their relatives. Along with this, it is believed that one should go to the Masjid on this day to offer Namaz and after that, according to his strength, he should also donate to the poor and helpless people. this work is known as Zakat in Islamic language.
The special grace of Allah remains always to anyone who does so on Eid. This is the reason that on this day a large crowd of people who offer prayers in mosques are seen. Due to these cultural and historical reasons. The festival of Eid is very famous not only among Muslims but also people of all religions.
What date is big Eid 2020?
Eid or Eid Ul-Fitr 2020 : In the year the holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr began on 23 May Saturday and ended on 24 May, Sunday.
How many Eid are there?
There are two types of Eid.
- Sweet Eid
- Goat Eid
Sweet Eid: – As we all know that sweet dishes are made in sweet Eid. Which contains siwiyan etc. In this festival the tradition of giving Idi to the relatives is also adopted. Allah is remembered by giving donations to poor and helpless people. This donation is called Fitra in the religion of Islam. Hence Eid is also called Eid-ul-Fitr. On the day of Eid, all end their mutual rivalries and embrace each other and congratulate each other on Eid.
And pray to your God for happiness and peace. On sweet Eid, the moon rises for about 4 to 6 minutes after the iftar of 29th and 30th Ramadan. If the weather is completely clear then you will get to see the moon easily. It is considered very auspicious to see the moon with your eyes in Islam.
Bakrid Eid: – Bakrid Eid is known as Eid ul adha. As we all know sweet eid where sweetness is full. That is the tradition of celebrating goat eid 2 months after sweet eid. Mithi Eid is the second most important festival in Muslim society after Eid. Bakra is the tradition of offering namaz first on the day of Eid. The goat or any other animal is then sacrificed. The sacrificial goats are divided into three parts. First Part of this is done for the poor, another for friend Ahabab, and the third part is for home use.
Story behind celebrating Bakrid festival
An old belief holds that Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim had no children until the age of 90. He gave birth to a son named Ismail after praying to God. After that he became very happy. One day, he has a dream and in which he was asked to sacrifice, he sacrificed the camel. But he had the same dream again and this time, when asked to sacrifice the sweetest thing, Ibrahim sacrificed all his beloved animals.
But after a few days the dream came back again. This time he obeyed the order of God. He thought about his sacrifice for his beloved son. whose name was Ismail and asked his wife to prepare the baby well. When the son of Hazrat Ibrahim started going to the sacrificial place with the son. Devil insisted on refusing to offer the sacrifice. When the Devil kept saying this repeatedly. Ibrahim blindfolded and decided to offer the sacrifice. But when he opened the bandage. The child was at play and Allah replaced the goat with the child.
Thus the circulation of Bali began. Hazrat Ibrahim always fought against evil and most of his life was spent in public service and thus was always ready for public service.
Why Do We Celebrate Eid Ul-Fitr
Eid or else also known as Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the sacred and major festivals of the Muslim community. This festival of Eid is celebrated after 30 days of Ramadan by looking at the moon. Although many stories are popular about celebrating this festival. But according to the Islamic belief which is most prevalent, it was on this day that Prophet Mohammad Saheb won the battle of Badr. And since then this festival started and Muslims from all over the world started celebrating this day with great joy.
In fact this festival of Eid is one of the festivals promoting love and brotherhood. Because on this day many people of Muslim society also celebrate this festival of Eid-ul-Fitr in association with people of other religions and invite them to a feast at their homes. And welcome them with a variety of cuisines. At the same time, ask God for blessings and well-being of his family and friends. This is the reason why this festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated with such grandeur.
How Do We Celebrate Eid al-Fitr – Custom and Traditions of Eid al-Fitr
Like every festival the festival of Eid also has its own special way and tradition. The Eid-ul-Fitr festival celebrated after the end of the month of Ramadan, makes the village happy. On this day, people bathe in the morning and wear new clothes and go to mosques to offer namaz.
Wearing white clothes and applying perfume on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr is considered very auspicious as it is believed that white color is a sign of simplicity and purity. Along with this, there is a special tradition of eating dates before offering Namaz on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr. It is believed that eating dates before offering Namaz makes the mind pure.
On Eid, there is a large crowd of people offering prayers in mosques. Special arrangements are made in mosques to offer prayers on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr so that those who offer prayers, do not face any kind of trouble. After reading Namaz, everyone embraces each other and congratulates each other on Eid. Along with this, making and feeding services on the occasion of Eid also has a different importance.
Sevai is made in almost every Muslim household on Eid-ul-Fitr and they invite their neighbors, friends, and relatives to the feast as well. It is believed that feeding macaroni on the occasion of Eid strengthens the relationship and removes the bitterness of the relationship.
Along with this, there is a tradition of giving Idi on Eid-ul-Fitr. In this festival, people of the Muslim community give a small amount of money or gift to someone younger than them according to their ability, this amount or gift is called IDI.
Why do Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan
- According to the calendar of the Muslim community, the month of Ramadan starts in the month of ninth. The Muslim religion is considered sacred and all the rules are followed in it.
- It is said that by keeping Roza in the month of Ramadan, the soul is purified, and the doors of paradise are opened for those who keep Roza.
- In this month all Muslim communities lead a regular life and perform Namaz. This 30-month month of Ramadan is divided into 3 equal parts, each part is of 10 days.
- The holy month of Ramadan is not only for worship, but also teaches us to control our bad habits.
- In this month of Ramadan people of all Muslim religions keep fast which is called Rosa, in this month all Muslims take food before sun rises and do not consume food till sunset, sunset, water and food only after sunset They receive
- It is considered a sin to talk about or consider eating at the beginning of Rosa in the Ramadan, a practice of the Quran. If someone lied, he abuses others, quarrels with others or commits any wrongdoing, then his fast is broken.
- The month of Ramadan is considered to be a month of sacrifice and sacrifice. In this month, donations are made to the poor and helpless people as much as possible, whatever good deeds are done, it gets manifold.
- Consuming alcohol in this month is prohibited. No man or woman can make a physical relationship, nor can a woman or man look at them with the wrong eye.
- Every Muslim lives a pious and ideal life in this holy month, all the Quran falls and performs namaz.
- The festival of Eid inspires sacrifice and self-sacrifice. When a person does not receive water food, then he realizes its importance. When a person renounces, he rises and his soul is pure.
Modern Traditions of Eid Ul Fitr
Like every festival many changes have taken place in the festival of the Muslim community. Many of these changes are quite good. At the same time in the Eid-ul-Fitr festival. There have been some changes over time. in which we need to make changes. Well, in today’s time the festival of Eid has become most popular than before.
The best feature of this festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is that in today’s time. it is not just a festival of the Muslim community. But people of other religions also attend the festival of Eid with great enthusiasm. In fact the festival of Eid has done a lot of work in promoting unity and brotherhood among various religions and sects.
On the day of Eid people of Muslim religion are invited to feast at their homes. Not only that but also friends and acquaintances of other religions are also invited. And they are greeted with a variety of sweet cuisine. In a country like India this festival of Eid has also played a very important role in enhancing Hindu-Muslim unity.
This is the reason that in today’s era, the offices, schools, colleges and all other types of institutions of India are closed on Eid days so that people can enjoy this special festival well.
Significance of Eid Ul Fitr
The festival of Eid is very important for the Muslim community both religiously and socially. Celebrated after the holy month of Ramadan, this festive festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the Muslim community all over the world.
On the day of Eid, it is believed that after Jung-e-Badr in 624. Prophet Mohammad Saheb celebrated this festival of Eid for the first time. Since that time the festival of Eid has been celebrated with great joy every year by the followers of the Muslim community.
The festival of Eid al-Fitr also plays an important role in promoting brotherhood and social unity. This secular form of Eid festival attracts people of all religions towards this festival. On the day of Eid al-Fitr, feasts are organized by people of Muslim religion at their homes.
The main part of this feast is the special sevai made on Eid al-Fitr. Which is eaten by people with great fervor. On the day of Eid al-Fitr, people of the Muslim community also invite people from other communities to feast on their homes. This loving behavior of the festival of Eid makes this festival special. Which helps in increasing brotherhood and love in the society.