Ramzan, Ramazan, or Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims all around the world. The beginning and the end of Ramzan depend on the sighting of the new moon. Eid 2021 is right around the corner and people are waiting eagerly for the festival with utmost enthusiasm and happiness. The month-long fasting period ends with the celebration of Eid, Eid al-Fitr, or Eid-ul-Fitr. The literal meaning of Eid-ul-Fitr is 'festival of breaking the fast.'
According to the Islamic calendar, Eid-ul-Fitr is observed on the first day of the month of Shawwal. Muslims observe fast from dawn to dusk for a month and offer prayers. This year, Eid is likely to be celebrated on May 13, 2021, but it is depended on the sighting of the crescent moon which is one night after the new moon.
History Of Eid-ul-Fitr
According to Islam, it is believed that the Holy Quran, which is the holy book of Islam, was first revealed to Prophet Muhammad during the month of Ramadan. Eid-ul-Fitr is the feast marking the end of this holy month and the start of next month, Shawwal. Eid-ul-Fitr was originated by Prophet Muhammad. It is also believed that after the victory of the battle of Jang-e-Badar in 624 CE, the first Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated.
Eid is a celebration for having a successful month of fasting, performing prayers, and refraining from all negative thoughts and actions.
Significance Of Eid-ul-Fitr
It is the time of offering religious devotion and observing discipline. Muslims wake up early in the morning and offer prayers before sunrise. They follow the tradition of wearing new clothes and follow Takbir. Prayers are performed in a congregation on Eid-ul-Fitr, however, this year people are expected to maintain social distancing norms in view of the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, on this auspicious day, people exchange gifts, relish traditional delicacies, and do charity to the underprivileged and to those in need. The devotees are required to pay Zakat-al-Fitr, which is a charitable donation.