RAMADAN – A Muslims Festival EID-UL-FITR


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Ramadan is also called as Ramzan is the 9th month according to Islamic calendar. It is considered as the holiest month in Islam. This month is also known to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr.

Eid-Ul-Fitr is the most important festival celebrated all over the world. It is celebrated by the people who follow Islam religion. It is celebrated very year mostly in the month of June and July.

Festivals are integral part of all human beings. Festivals marks and symbolizes the victory of good, trust, faith, and devotion over evil. It spreads positive message all over the world.

Festival can be known by different name, their traditions and customs can differ from one place to another. These festivals are being transferred and preserved from one generation to another generation.

During festivals people like to spend their time with their family, friends, and loved ones. Festival spreads love and kindness whenever it is celebrated.

Festivals are the events for which every human being waits to celebrate irrespective of their age.

India is a vast country it has many people of different religions living together. Festival of ramazan is celebrated by the people who follow Islam religion.

According to custom and tradition holy Quaran was first handed and recitated to Prophet Muhammed. Quaran is the holiest book in Islam. It holds high place in Islam. This holiest month begins after seeing the crescent moon.

During this holiest month people believe that every good deed is multiplied accordingly. All people following Islam religion involves themselves in spiritual, and good deeds.

In this month they forbid themselves from involving themselves in any sort of wrong deeds, sinful work, sexual activities, consumption of alcohol, smoking, and many more.

However consumption of alcohol is forbidden in Islam, but if someone is consuming for medical requirement it is allowed.

In Islam religion people believe that in this month all evil and saitans are held captive for complete month.

In this holy month people undergo fasting for around 29 to 30 days depending upon the appearance of the crescent moon. During this period people forbid themselves not only from food but also from drinking water from sun rise to sun set.

In this holy month Quaran is recited in every mosque during the prayer of night time. The person who had remembered the complete Quaran holds high grounds of respect in eyes of the people in Islam.
In this month people involve in fasting, praying to al mighty Allah, donating part of their income to the needy and poor people.

Fasting during ramazan and donating a part of their income in the holiest month of Islam is considered as one of the five pillars of Islam. These five pillars of Islam are needed to be followed by every individual who follows Islam religion.

Fasting should be done from adults and it is mandatory for every- one except for them who are ill, breast feeding, infants, children under certain age, and on the days of menstruation.

These rules are needed to be followed from each and every one, there is no exceptions for any one.

You might have heard the terms suhur and iftar. These refer to the predawn meal and the feast after the sun set respectively. People are allowed to eat and drink food and water in suhur and in iftar only.

The night of Laylat al- Qadr is considered as the holiest night in Islam. People continue the practice and custom of keeping fast from sun rise to sun set till they see next crescent moon.

On the final day of this month people celebrate Eid- Ul- Fitr. During this day people wake up early in the morning, start off with their chores early and finish it. Then the mostly wear Islamic attire and apply ittar and surma to enhance their presence.

Then they perform Fatetha (Prayer to al- mighty Allah), have some sweet delicacy then they visit an open ground to perform Namaz of Ramadan Eid-Ul-Fitr and pray to almighty Allah.

One thing to remember here is the procedure followed during Namaz of Ramadan Eid-ul-fitr is different than the procedure followed in every day Namaz although they might look same to someone who doesn’t know about it or who don’t follow Islam religion.

Then after Namaz people perform salath, salaam, shake their hands, and hug each other and many visits to Darga (holy sites in Islam). It is believed that hugging each other will clear the bad thoughts, enmity, and ill omens hidden in one’s heart.

Then they return to their homes to spend their time with their families. Children see the way of elders to have gifts, money and blessings from the elders.

Then they have various mouth- watering delicacies prepared especially on the occasion of Ramadan Eid-Ul-Fitr. This is special festival and have some another level of importance in life of Muslims. They celebrate it with joy and excitement.

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