‘Eid Mubarak’ is the traditional phrase used by Muslims to greet each other during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations. Eid Mubarak (Eid al-Fitr), also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. This religious Eid is the only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. It is a festival of happiness, equality, and brotherhood.
The celebration carries a distinctive meaning. It is an occasion to increase in good deeds and the determination to continue in obedience and submission to Allah. During this occasion, a special Eid prayer is said that brings Muslims together to remember Allah’s bounties and celebrate His glory and greatness. It is also a time to give charity to those in need- “Zakat al-Fitr”, or the duty to give to the poor is a requirement for every Muslim who has the means to do so.
This year, of course, due to the coronavirus pandemic worldwide, the communal festivities around Eid, will be largely restricted. Families will still celebrate at home and find ways to enjoy the festival together.
Eid is a time when Muslims pledge their gratitude to Allah by donating money to various charities and philanthropic efforts. Moreover, the celebration is also considered to be the ideal time for Muslims to forgive those who have wronged them. The ideal of spiritual fasting is embraced and correlates with the new leaf the individual is essentially turning over.
May the blessings of Allah fill your life with happiness and open all the doors of success now and always. Eid Mubarak.
IAEC wishes all our Muslim students a happy Eid Mubarak!!!!!!!
AUTHOR: IFEGWU FAVOUR
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