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The spirit of Ramzan does not end at Eid Ul Fitr

Children greet each other after offering namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, at Idgah Maidan, Bolpur, in Birbhum on Thursday.

Eman Sakina

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, and is celebrated by Muslims across the globe. Eid al-Fitr, also called the “Festival of breaking fast. ”It is a belief that good deeds are rewarded 10 times in Islam; hence the 30-day fasting period of Ramadan brings peace, harmony, and prosperity to all those who believe and devote themselves to the religious cause.

As the crescent moon emerges, signaling the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims worldwide rejoice in the festival of Eid ul-Fitr. This auspicious occasion is not merely a time of feasting and festivity but carries profound messages that resonate deeply within the hearts of believers.

At its core, Eid ul-Fitr embodies the spirit of joy and celebration. It marks the culmination of a month-long period of fasting, prayer, and self-reflection. The dawn of Eid brings a sense of fulfillment, as individuals rejoice in their spiritual growth and the renewal of their faith. It is a time to celebrate the blessings bestowed upon us and to express gratitude for the strength and resilience that guided us through the challenges of Ramadan.

Moreover, Eid ul-Fitr serves as a reminder of the importance of generosity and compassion. During Ramadan, Muslims are encouraged to engage in acts of charity and kindness, reaching out to those in need and fostering a sense of community solidarity. As the community gathers to celebrate Eid, these values are further emphasized, as individuals come together to share meals, exchange gifts, and extend a helping hand to those less fortunate.

 

Unity is another fundamental message of Eid ul-Fitr. Regardless of nationality, ethnicity, or social status, Muslims from all walks of life come together to commemorate this joyous occasion. The diversity within the ummah (Muslim community) is celebrated and embraced, serving as a testament to the universal principles of Islam. Eid ul-Fitr reinforces the notion that despite our differences, we are bound together by our shared faith and common humanity.

Furthermore, Eid ul-Fitr serves as a time for reconciliation and forgiveness. It is a moment to mend broken relationships, bury past grievances, and embrace a spirit of forgiveness and compassion. As families and friends gather to celebrate, they set aside their differences and come together in love and harmony, reaffirming the bonds of kinship and friendship.

In today’s fast-paced world, where divisions often overshadow unity and materialism eclipses spirituality, the message of Eid ul-Fitr resonates more strongly than ever. It serves as a beacon of hope, reminding us of the values that truly matter – faith, compassion, and community. As we come together to celebrate Eid, let us reflect on these timeless teachings and strive to embody them not only during this festive season but throughout the year.

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Eid ul-Fitr is more than just a religious holiday; it celebrates the human spirit – a testament to our capacity for love, generosity, and unity. As we exchange greetings of “Eid Mubarak” and “Happy Eid,” let us remember the profound message that lies at the heart of this joyous occasion – a message of joy, gratitude, and unity that transcends borders and unites us all in the spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood.

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