Eid Day

Eid Day

Introduction: Eid is the most festive day for the Muslims and It is the Most Important Festival in Our Country. Eid traditionally starts with prayers followed by a short sermon. It is observed with great interest. It has great importance for the Muslims, in fact, for the people of Bangladesh.

Eid is an Arabic word meaning ‘festivity’, while Fiṭr means ‘breaking the fast’. It was during the month of Ramzan that the Holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed. It is celebrated all over the world by all Muslims.

Meaning and teaching: the main aim of the day is to bring mankind under an umbrella with a festive mood. It teaches us that all are equal to Allah. In some countries, the prayers take place outside, while others are hosted in mosques or large halls. After the prayers, Muslims wish those around them a happy Eid. It teaches us that we should love one another. We learn that Allah is omnipotent and we should bow down our head on him and we should love his creature. People then visit relatives, friends, and sometimes graveyards to pray for their dead. It is a festival of love and goodwill. It gives us a message to love all and hate none. It teaches us to embrace all men as brothers.

Prohibitions: The day prohibits any type of misdeed. On this day the Muslims promise not to commit any sin anew. The day also shows the greatness and power of Allah.

Eid is the most important festival in the Muslim community. Every year we have two Eids namely Eid-Ul-Fitr and Eid-Ul-Azha. After the month of “Ramadan” comes the Eid-Ul-Fitr. As we have two fast by day during the month of Ramadan, the Eid-Ul-Fitr brings great joy to us. We observe Eid-Ul-Azha on 10th “Jilhaj” to pay homage to Hazrat Ibrahim (al) who was about to kill his dearest son for the satisfaction of Allah.

A day of joy: it is the most festive day of the Muslims. We feel spiritually happy. An important marker of Eid is the clothes. Some would wear clothes from their culture, while others would pick out something new to wear. All wear new dresses. The Muslims. We feel spiritually happy. All wear new dresses. The Muslims use ‘attar’ and ‘surma’ on their dresses. After the prayers, Muslims visit their relatives and friends. Eid gifts are also given to children and immediate relatives. The children feel very happy on that day. Everybody passes the day with a smiling face.

On this day, everybody forgets all the anger, all the enmity. Different types of delicious foods are cooked in every house. People go to each other’s houses and share the joys.

Greetings: On this day the Muslimas exchange greetings. On the Eid day the Muslims-poor and rich, young and old, all go to Eidgah to attend the Zamat. After finishing the Zamat, all embrace with each other.  The most popular greeting is Eid Mubarak (Blessed Eid) or Eid sa’id (Happy Eid). Eid greeting also varies depending on the country and language. We embrace one another. We shake hands. We invite one another. The rich go to the houses of the poor and give them some gifts.

Conclusion: In conclusion, we say that the day has great religious value. Separated lovers hope to meet on this day. It exhorts us to bid goodbye to hatred, jealousy, and enmity and bring in an era of love, sympathy, and brotherhood. Thus, the two Eids establish equality and fraternity in the Muslim Community. They are, no doubt, the messenger of love, forgiveness, and brotherhood. We should follow the teachings of Eid.