Eid ul-Fitr and its Significance

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Eid ul-Fitr and its Significance

Eid ul-Fitr is commonly known as Eid is an important festival celebrated by Muslims after the end of their holy month Ramadan. The festival celebrates the end of the Islamic holy month of fasting. The fast of Ramzan is broken after seeing the moon and the following day is celebrated as Eid. Image source way2readonline.com

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Eid ul-Fitr and its Significance
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Shawwaal

Eid is considered to be one of the greatest festivals in Islam and it falls on the first day of Shawwaal. Shawwaal is the tenth month in the Islamic calendar. Image source: communityradiotoolkit.net

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Shawwaal
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Feast and Rejoice

It is believed that Prophet Mohammed chose Eid ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha as days to feast and rejoice. Muslims believe that fasting and offering of prayers with a pure soul will bring them close to Allah. Image source: foodstreet.com.my

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Feast and Rejoice
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Zakt-al-Fitr

Another important aspect of Eid ul-Fitr is charity. It is called Zakt-al-Fitr. The charity can be done in the form of cash, gifts and food. According to the holy book, Quran, the best time to make donations is in the morning before going to the mosque. It is done to purify one’s wealth and soul. Image source: www. dreamstime.com

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Zakt-al-Fitr
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Brotherhood and Unity

Eid ul-Fitr encourages brotherhood and unity. People greet their friends and relatives on this day and offer sweets and gifts to their loved ones. Image source: www.pakistantoday.com.pk

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Brotherhood and Unity
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Ziyarat-al-Qubur

On the day of Eid ul-Fitr, Muslims also pay homage to their deceased relatives and visit their graves. Image source: dreamstime.com.

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Ziyarat-al-Qubur
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Eidi

Another important tradition followed on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr is giving Eidi to children. Eidi is basically the gift given to children on the day of Eid ul-Fitr. Eidi is mostly given in the form of money. Image source: urania-josegalisifilho.blogspot.com

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Sheer Kurma

A variety of dishes are prepared for the occasion of Eid, but Sheer Kurma is one of the popular and common dishes during Eid. Image source: www.theeid.com

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Sheer Kurma
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