Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of the Shawwal month and Muslims across the globe
pay their respect to Allah for bestowing them with strength and endurance during the monthlong
fasting period called Ramadan or Ramzan.
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and is
celebrated by Muslims all across the globe. Eid al-Fitr. The actual date may vary as per
the moon sighting.
It is widely believed that Prophet Muhammad got the first revelation of the Holy Quran
during the holy month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr marked the end of fasting from dawn to
dusk during Ramadan and the beginning of the Shawwal month. Eid al-Fitr is also
celebrated to pay respect to Allah for providing strength and endurance during the
month-long fasting rituals.
Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid al-Fitr by taking part in prayers that are followed
by a sermon soon after dawn. The day continues with devotees wearing new clothes,
exchanging greetings by saying “Eid Mubarak”, which means “have a blessed Eid”, and
also distributing sweets. Children receive gifts and money from elders which is called
Eidi. People make dessert like Seviyan on this day. As one of the five pillars of Islam,
Zakat or giving alms to the poor is also practised on Eid.
The above information and a video was shared with the students on the occasion.
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