What is Eid-ul-Fitr?
Eid al-Fitr, which celebrates the end of the holy month of Ramadan, means the celebration of fasting.
Eid is celebrated at the beginning of the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, Shawal, which follows the month of Ramadan. So the Moon view is important in announcing the start of a new lunar month.
This year’s Eid is Sunday May 24th. The pilgrims have celebrated the festive season by completing the fast on May 23.How will Eid be different this year?
Eid is a festival that visits the homes of extended family and relatives and friends. But this is a time when the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted normal life, especially social interactions. To prevent the spread of mosquitoes, many Muslim countries have ordered the avoidance of Eid in mosques and public places. In Turkey, communal prayers were canceled. Instead, special prayers will be broadcast from the mosques. Other countries have abolished Eid prayers in public places. Various countries have warned against any religious or religious events.
Eid prayers are allowed in public places in Pakistan, where the lockdown is not fully implemented. But strict social exclusion will be ensured. There will be a time limit for lectures,
Why is Eid Important?
There are two Eid in Islam. The little Eid is known as Eid ul-Fitr and the second is Eid al-Adha or the ‘Festival of Sacrifice’. Ramadan, which Muslims consider to be better than a thousand months, is celebrated on Eid with good deeds, thanksgiving to Allah for being able to fulfill their duty by fasting. Eid is also an opportunity for Muslims to thank God in the hope that their past sins will be forgiven.
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The Eid of the Kovid Period
Believers are aware that this time of Eid is to be celebrated for the sake of social distance. Care should be taken to ensure that prayers are performed in the home and the greetings are exchanged over the mobile phone. Zakat and the exchange of gifts must be done with caution. Everyone is responsible for the safety of the community besides avoiding the threat of coividance.
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First published: May 23, 2020