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Eid and muslims

November 4th, 2011
by Sufia
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eid mubarak Eid and muslims

All the religions of the world celebrate a festival of one sort or another. Eid is the religious festival of Muslims all over the world, every Muslim race, tribe or people throughout the world celebrates this holy festival with full respect and rhythm.  The eid festival is one of that Muslims are commanded to celebrate in joy and happiness by the ALLAH ALMIGHTY Himself. This shows how much important EID is.  The importance of eid is mentioned in many Surahs like SURAH YUNUS.  Before the light of Islam in Arabia, there is mention of Eid festival as yawm al-sab and some others among the Arab tribes.

Muslims celebrate two eids in an Islamic year, Eid ul Fitr or Eid ul Azha, on the sight on the moon. First EID, Eid ul Fitr is a Muslim great festival that marks the end of Ramadan and thus celebrated on first of Shawal. The first day of eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the Islamic month of shawal.  This eid has no connection with the historical incident nor is it connected to the alterations in seasons and cycles of years. It is a particular festival for Muslim to celebrate their joy and happiness by the will of ALLAH Almighty as a reward of the completion of the holy month of the Ramadan.

The second eid that Muslim celebrate in the memory of the great sacrifice in the way of ALLAH by Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) and Hazrat Ismail (A.S) on the tenth of Zil-Hajj. Zil-Hajj is the last holy month of the Islamic year and in this scared month, Hajj is also performed in the City of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. Both the EID festivals have significance that is purely spiritual. On EID days Muslims thanks ALLAH for giving them will, strength and patience to fast in the month of Ramadan, and also recall the great sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim and Hazrat Ismail on the EID DAY. The celebration of the EID does not only mean having great feasts, friendly gatherings and embraces, the Muslims must dedicate this day to worship ALLAH and thank HIM for all the His blessing and mercy.

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