Eid ul Fitr Festival is the festival celbrated at the end of Ramazan,
a period of fasting. It is a happy occasion when Muslims mark the
accomplishment of fasting and thank Allah for giving them the self
control to succeed.
Islam has bestowed two festivals for its followers. They are Eid ul
Fitr -the Ramazan festival and Eid ul Azha - the Hajj Festival. Both are
celebrated after certain sacrifices.
The festival begins at the first sighting of the new moon. Muslims
attend special morning prayers and then visit friends and family. Many
people wear new clothes and special food is served. Exchanging Greetings
of Thakabal Allahu Minna WaMinka - O Allah accept us and others, thus
forgetting past differences and unity and brotherhood is established.
This festival generates immense satisfaction among children and
adults. Soon after Eid prayers, Muslims go to the burial grounds to
invoke the mercy of Allah and his forgiveness for the dead.
While visiting the grave one should say, "Peace be upon you, O people
of the grave. May Allah pardon you and pardon us. You are forerunners
and we are following in your footsteps."
May Allah accept our religious observances performed during the month
of Ramazan and reward us in this world as well as in the hereafter.
Our fervent prayer is for peace, harmony, tolerance, understanding
- Compiled by Ruzaik Farook