As the Holy Month of Ramadan was coming to an end, the city began to buzz with anticipation for the Eid celebration. Eid Al-Fitr, meaning the “Festival of Breaking Fast”, is a three day celebration that marks the completion of Ramadan.
The day begins with a special Eid prayer, and afterwards people begin to have lavish feasts and visit family. People often buy new attire and children are given “Eidia”, a small amount of money.
However, the significance of this day is purely spiritual. Eid denotes the spiritual cleanse and renewed connection with the religion that Muslims experience during Ramadan. This is a day that Muslims celebrate their health, strength, and give thanks for the opportunities life has presented them. Muslims around the globe feel a sense of unity in their festivities.
So now is a time for Muslims to re-dedicate their lives to the cause of humanity. Time to direct energy towards creating a society based on respect, companionship, and universal understanding.
Let us end on this passage:
“O Lord, make us clean from our errors by the close of the month of Ramadan, and take us out of our sins when our fast comes to end. And bless us on this Eid day, the day of our festival and our break-fast; and let it be the best day, which passed over us, and forgive us our sins known and unknown.”