Why Most people around the world celebrate Eid al fitr | Interesting Facts about Eid Ul Fitr

Interesting Facts And Reasons of Celebrating Eid Al Fitr


Interesting Facts about Eid Al Fitr

1. It is customary to eat breakfast before the special prayer of Eid, as Prophet Muhammad used to eat something sweet before offering his prayers.

2. Keeping up with the Islamic tradition, Muslims wake up extra early on Eid morning to cleanse their body – a ritual called 'ghusl'. They wear the best clothing before going for the prayer.

3. As the crescent moon of Eid appears on different dates, at times after sunset, many Muslim communities celebrate Eid on the day it appears over the sky above Mecca.

4. The Eid prayer is different from the regular prayer known as Adhaan. The special prayer can be done anytime between the Ishraq (dawn) and Zawal (midday) prayers.

5. The Eid prayer can be done in an open space and Muslims hug each other after the prayer while saying "Eid Mubarak".

6. Muslims donate 2.55% of their annual income as charity for poor and needy on Eid.

Reasons to celebrate Eid al Fitr


It marks the end of fasting at Ramadan.

Eid ul-Fitr or Id-ul-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr‎), often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "to break the fast" (and can also mean "nature", from the word "fitrah"); and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated starting on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal.

Eid ul-Fitr is a three day celebration and is sometimes also known as the "Smaller Eid" (Arabic: العيد الصغير al-‘īdu ṣ-ṣaghīr‎) as compared to the Eid ul-Adha that lasts four days and is called the "Greater Eid" (Arabic: العيد الكبير al-‘īdu l-kabīr‎).

Muslims are commanded by the Qur'an to complete their fast on the last day of Ramadan and then recite the Takbir all throughout the period of Eid .

                 HAVE A HAPPY EID(خوشی کے ساتھ عید منائیں)

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