Ramzan Id or Id Ul
Fitr is one of the most important festivals for Muslim. This festival marks the
end of the holy month Ramzan. On this day Muslims wear new clothes, offer
Namaz, prepare traditional food items and meet and greet friends. Read on to
know more about the significance and celebration of Ramzan Id.
Ramzan Id or Id Ul Fitr is one of the important occasions
for Muslims. It marks the completion of the holy Ramzan
month through which Muslims observe fasting. This festival is rejoiced by all
Muslims as it is full of blessings of Allah and comes after observing fasting
for whole month.
Ramzan is the ninth month in Muslim calendar and is termed
as the holy month. Muslims from all over the world greet this month with
anticipation and joy. They carry on fast during daytime throughout the month
and eat and drink even water only after sunset.
The month of Ramzan is considered as a gift from God and is
related to mercy and forgiveness. It is believed that the holy book of Quran
was written during this month and so people try to purify their soul with their
thoughts and deeds.
Ramzan Id is celebrated by Muslims at the end of the month
of Ramzan. The day signifies the breaking of the fast and is decided only after
seeing the crescent moon. The celebration extends to three days also. After a whole
month of fasting,
Muslims rejoice and meet people to celebrate and spread the meaning of
By this time people have gone through a whole month of fasting
and doing all deeds in the remembrance of Allah. The day means simply rejoicing
and merry making. They believe that fasting will bring them closer to Allah and
also help them get rid of their sins of past.
Another significance of Ramzan
Id is that people believe in distribution of charity on this day. The
charity can be either cash or even foodstuff or clothes or in any form the
donor prefers. It is a kind of help to poor and is also believed that by doing
this the Muslims
purify their wealth.
Celebration of Ramzan
Have a quick look at how Ramzan Id or Id Ul Fitr is
celebrated by Muslims.
Wearing New Clothes
and Offering Prayers
The first thing that Muslims do on this day is get ready in
the morning and wear new clothes. Women prepare traditional dishes on this
occasion and the market is filled with sweets and snacks for this occasion. People
go to the mosque and say special prayer that day.
Ramzan Id is, in fact, one of the two most important
festivals of Muslims. Since Muslims donate lot of money, food stuffs and other
things, a huge number of poor people are fed and offered basic items for living
on this day. The main intention of the celebration is to rejoice after a month
of fasting and help other people enjoy life too.
Completion of Holy Fasting
The concept of fasting is not to make people starve but to
help people take themselves to a level of spiritualism that this helps them get
fully devoted to God and feel for those who get very little to eat daily.
Fasting also helps get rid of toxins that get accumulated in body otherwise.
Meeting and Greeting
Friends and Relatives
The Ramzan Id is celebrated in a unique way all over the
world. After the prayers, Muslims greet each other and they do not celebrate
the festival only with their families but with neighbourhood and relatives as
well. You will find large communal gatherings here and there and people share
gifts too with their friends and relatives that day. They try to relive the
traditions and Islamic culture at lease for a day or two.
Festivals are great opportunities for people to mix
with each other and give life a different meaning. This is the reason why even
Hindus participate in the rejoicing in most parts of the world and show their
love and appreciation towards the festival and feelings of their Muslim
friends. Each year this much awaited festival is celebrated with eagerness and
enthusiasm all over the world.