Eid Ul Fitr is one of the happiest event for Muslim community around the world. It is a time for giving thanks, unity and celebrating good time with families. Muslims celebrate this Holy event for three days which marks the end of Holy month Ramadan.
It is celebrated according to different cultures from country to country but most of the Muslim community try to spend their days with friends and families, sharing gifts and greetings.
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Muslims wait at the 29th evening of Ramadan to see if moon sighting committees spot the moon of next Islamic month Shawwal. If they do it’s the end of Ramadan and begining of Eid ul Fitr.
How Muslims Celebrate Eid ul Fitr ?
On the first day of Eid Ul Fitr, Muslims wake up early in the morning and go to mosques for praying Eid ul Fitr prayers. They all gather together in mosque and pay greetings to each other to thank Allah Almighty for the blessed month of Ramadan and Eid day.
Eid prayer is usually performed at a communal and public spaces, such as parks or mosques depending on the location. Most of the people wear new and clean eid clothes for prayer.
After praying Eid ul fitr prayers, families and friends try to get together and greet each other as “Eid Mubarak”. Families arrange big breakfasts and lunch for each other. This day is considered as public holiday for all Muslim community.
People not only greet friends and families but it is also common to greet strangers and people around you with a warm and heart melting “Eid Mubarak” greetings.
Women put henna on their hands and wear new adoring clothes. Adults give cash money to young kids and children on eid day called as “Eidi”.
Zakat on Eid ul Fitr
Muslims around the world also give charity in Ramadan as it is considered as one of five pillars of Islam. The Zakat given in Ramadan is also called as Zakat ul Fitr, money according to person’s earning is given to any deserving person to fulfill their needs.
Zakat is considered as mandatory to all adult Muslims who earn a minimum amount of money each year also known as nisab. It is payment set to purify Muslim’s wealth.
Today whole Muslim Community is celebrating Eid ul Fitr by greeting each other and distributing happiness. Prime Minister Shahbaz Shareef and other official Ministers congratulated the whole Ummah for beautiful event.
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Prayers are called out for safety and happiness of Pakistan as well as whole Muslim community around the world.