What Is Eid-ul-Fitr ? Why Is Eid Important For Muslims?


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Afzaal Ahmad answered
Eid-ul-Fitr is a religious occasion of the Muslims. In the Islamic Year, Ramadan (Ramzan) is the 9th month of the year. Ramadan is very sacred month for Muslims. All the Adult Muslims (Males and Females) keep the fasts in this holy month. When the month ends and next month, Shawal starts with the appearance of moon of first day, Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. Allah told to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in the end of the month Ramadan because they have kept the fasts for Allah (God) and now they are allowed to eat tasty things created by Allah (God) for his creation.

Eid-ul-Fitr is important for Muslims because it gives the happiness on the faces of all type of people, Rich, Poor, Old People, Youngsters, Children, Males and Females. All people wear new clothes on this occasion or at least neat and clean clothes and go to say prayer of Eid-ul-Fitr to Mosque just after dawn. After saying prayer, the Imam (the leader) gives an address to people and after that people hugs each other and says "Eid Mubarik", and then they go to their homes and eat their favorite food. Eid-ul-Fitr remains for 3 days.
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Eid is important because it is to remind Muslims of what Ibrahim (Abraham) sacrificed for God, and to show that we are willing to sacrifice anything God wishes. It gives happiness too all Muslims all around the world, too show respect for Abraham, God and all other Muslims.
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Kaleem Raza answered
Eid-ul-fitr is one of the most important religious festivals of the Muslim around the world. This festival is celebrated on the 1st of shawal (Islamic calendar month) according to hijra calendar. This is an occasion of great rejoicing. Actually Eid-ul-fitr is celebrated to offer thanks giving to Allah for mercy and kindness that enabled us to observe the fasts of "Ramzan". That's why Eid arrives just after the holy month of "Ramzan". Every Muslim is expected to give fitrana before going out for Eid prayers on this day. The Eid festival is named as Eid-ul-fitr.

As Eid-ul-fitr is a special occasion for thanks giving to Allah. There is special shopping in bazaars, and the shops are well decorated for this purpose. Wearing new cloths on Eid-ul-fitr also advised on this occasion. Every Muslim wants to wear new dress on Eid day and therefore the crowds of customers as the draws near and besides cloth. As soon as Eid moon is sighted in the sky, the rejoicing start, children's are extremely on this occasion because they get special gifts and pocket money from their elders on this particular day. The fitrana is given on the behalf of the whole family; this money is distributed among the poor on the same day but before Eid prayers. Islam teaches us to remain within moral limits even on the occasion of merry-making festivals; for the Muslims Eid-ul-fitr is the best occasion of the year.
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Eid is important because it  marks the end of the holy month of ramadan and fasting
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The celebration is for all Muslims to gather together and celebrate the end of Ramadan, now they can eat tasty treats all day as they are unable to do this in the month of fasting Ramadan.

At Eid Muslims wear new clothing or at least extremely neat ones to pray at the mosque to receive blessings from Allah. Eid goes on for 5 days.

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Rana Ali , Rulings of the Two ’Eids, answered

1- It is improper to perform supererogatory prayer before or after Salatul-‘Eid, unless it is performed as Salatu tahiyyatul Masjid (Salat for saluting the mosque) when entering the mosque.

2- It is recommended for those who missed Salatul-‘Eid, or some of it, to make it up by offering it in its manner; by praying two rak’ats with their Takbeer, or by making up what one missed of the prayer so that one completes two rak’ats, both in the manner the Salatul-‘Eid should be performed.

3- One should say the Takbeer throughout these days by saying: “Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar. La ila-ha ill-lal-lah. Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar. Wa-lilahill hamd” Meaning: “Allah is Greater (than all things), Allah is Greater (than all things), there is no god worthy of worship except Allah. Allah is Greater (than all things), Allah is Greater (than all things), and all praises are for Allah.”

It can also be said like this: “Allahu-Akbar, Allahu-Akbar, Allahu Akbaru Kabeera.” Meaning: “Allah is Greater (than all things), Allah is Greater (than all things), Allah is the Greatest of All.”

4- It is Sunnah for men to raise their voices in Takbeer, but women should say Takbeer in a low voice, as they are commanded to lower their voices.

5- Takbeer during ‘Eidul-fitr starts from the dawn of ‘Eid day and continues until the Imam starts the prayer of ‘Eid. As for Eidul-adha, Takbeer starts from the morning of the day of ‘Arafa and continues until the sunset of the last day of Ayamut-Tashreeq (the thirteenth day). He should say Takbeer on his way to the mosque and while sitting in it until the Imam comes, and also after the compulsory prayers performed in congregation, or in the market, or in the house, etc.

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star Shailz answered
Eid is an Important celebration. Eid ul Fitr is celebrated after fasting in the month of Ramadan and Eidul Adha is celebrated after the month of Hijrah.

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