Eid-ul-Fitr 2019: Know more about the significance of this festival
Falling on June 5, Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr begins after they see the crescent moon is the sky read more...
Eid ul-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims, which is meant to be their auspicious festival. This festival is marked as the end of Ramadan, which is the holy month of the Islamic community. Also, it has been said that in this month Prophet Muhammad got the first revelation of the Holy Quran.
Depending upon the combination of the sighting of the new moon along with astronomical calculations, the date of the festival is decided. Hence, for 2019, the festival falls on June 5.
Another name of Eid-ul-Fitr is Meethi Eid. During the month of Ramzan, Muslims keep fast in which they do not eat from dusk till dawn. The word Eid-ul-Fitr is taken from Arabic, which means ‘the feast of the breaking of fast.’
Importance of this festival:
Muslims observe the fast for the whole month with a symbol of paying respect to Allah and thus, gaining strength for the coming months. They perform prayer services and also donate money as a charity which is termed as Zakat-al-Fitr in Muslim.
Muhammad in 624CE has celebrated the festival for the first time after winning in battle.
How Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated?
During this festival, Muslims in the first morning gather at mosques or in open-air. There they recite prayers known as salat-ul-fajr. Also, they take a bath and apply ittar (perfume). It is a custom in Islam to read the takbir on this day. It is considered as an important declaration of faith.
Later they sit with their family and friends to have a hearty breakfast as a custom, which is followed by a month of fasting.
On this day, Muslim countries observe the national holiday. The festival is celebrated for three days in many regions.