Friday, 17 July 2015

HAPPY EID AND EID MUBARAK TO ALL OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF INDIA AND THE WORLD! GOD BLESS!

Eid-Ul-Fitr marks the end of one month of fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadaan or Ramzaan. 
Eid is celebrated only after the new moon has been sighted the previous night by the Imam or the religious head. If, for some reason, the new moon is not seen, Eid is postponed for a day till it is sighted! 
Eid is a festival which is waited with great and delightful anticipation by our Muslim brothers and sisters all over the world. It is considered a 'divine' reward or happy culmination for the Muslims who did ' a month long pious endeavour towards goodness and austerity' by fasting successfully each day for a month.
It starts with special 'Namaaz' or "Prayer Offerings' at the main mosques of a city or town or village. Traditional new clothes are worn on the occasion. Worshippers greet and embrace each other in a spirit of of peace and love after the congregational prayer during which the 'mullah' or the priest reminds the Muslims about the virtues and good deeds they should do for friends, relatives, parents,elders, families, neighbours and even strangers, thereby encompassing the entire humanity. 
After the prayers, families visit each other and offer sweets made especially for this happy occasion.Gifts are exchanged and quite understandably, children enjoy this segment of the festival a lot.

Then comes the time for a 'Grand Lunch' which usually consists of biryani, sago dishes,sewaiyaan and various kinds of sweets.It is a day to mark Happy Forgiveness towards each other, moral victory that can stem from only true love, brotherhood and fellowship. 
It celebrates not only the end of fasting but also the spirit of giving and sharing- a day when old quarrels and disputes and differences are forgotten and happily resolved and when Charity is practised. (Sab Giley-Shikwey Bhool Kar Gale Mil Jaate Hain.....!)



Once again, HAPPY EID AND EID MUBARAK TO ALL OUR MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF INDIA AND THE WORLD! GOD BLESS!

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