The holy month of Ramadan has come to an end and the Muslim community is all geared up to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. The religious festival is celebrated on the first day of the month of Shawwal, on which people do not observe fast on this day. In India, Eid is usually celebrated a day after the crescent moon sighting in Saudi Arabia, which is considered sacrosanct
Observed by the Muslim community around the world, on this day, loved ones come together to break the fast. Not only that, on this day people express gratitude and pray to Allah for everything they have. They wake up early in the morning, dress up wearing new clothes and wish their loved ones.
Traditionally, the day begins at sunset on the night of the first sighting of the crescent moon. This year, it will begin on the evening of May 13 and end on the evening of May 14. Eid-ul-Fitr has a certain Islamic prayer that is usually performed in an open field or large hall. It is performed in congregation, although social distancing is recommended by experts amid the pandemic. This festival is known to have been started by Islamic prophet Muhammad. Certain traditions believe it to have originated in Medina after the migration of Muhammad from Mecca.Eid ul-Fitr means the occasion of breaking the fast. The day stands for expressing gratitude to the almighty Allah for all that we are have. It is believed that Muslims were commanded by Allah to continue fasting till the last day of Ramadan. According to the Holy book, Quran, devotees must pay the Zakat al-Fitr before offering the prayers for Eid.