What Does The Quran Say About Eid ul Fitr

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“What Does The Quran Say About Eid ul Fitr”

The day of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and the start of a new month in which the Muslims seem to be free of all sins. He goes back to his prior state, which is spotless and free of blemishes.

Muslims celebrate Eid al Fitr with their families, friends, and loved ones after the month of Ramadan. Eid al Fitr, also known as  “farewell to fasting.

What Eid is after Ramadan? This day marks the end of Ramadan, a month-long fast in which many Muslims avoid eating or drinking from dawn to dusk. 

We all look forward to Eid al Fitr with great zeal. However, unlike Eid Ul Adha, which we commemorate in honor of Hajj and Allah’s Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (AS), many of us have no idea why we commemorate Eid al Fitr. 

Furthermore, there are others who are uninformed of what the Holy Quran says regarding this lovely and joyous day.

As the day of Eid al Fitr approaches, take some time to reflect on why you celebrate this wonderful day. Bismillah Schooling has put up a comprehensive resource to help you grasp what the Quran has to say about Eid al Fitr.

Which Eid is after Ramadan?

The completion of Ramadan is marked with Eid al Fitr, which means “farewell to fasting.” During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world fast from sunrise to sunset, not drinking or eating anything. 

Instead, they concentrate solely on prayer and time spent in Allah’s worship. 

In Islamic tradition, Eid al-Fir is a major Holy feast that honors the end of Ramadan.

Fitr means “opening,” and “Shawwal 1st” is celebrated as Eid al-Fitr because it marks the end of a month of fasting for Muslims.

Some Quranic verses and  Hadiths mention the importance of this day. Muslims do not fast on this day and also perform special Eid prayers. On this day, Muslims are expected to pay Zakat al-Fitra(Fitrana).

Literally Meaning of “Fitr”

“Fitr” literally translates to “opening (of something).” The term “Infatarat” in the following verse is formed from the same source as the word “Fitr”:

“When the sky is pulled apart” (82:1)

It is also stated that “Tatafattarat” and “Infatarat” have the same meaning and that “Iftar” and “Fitr”  have the same root because a fasted person opens his lips to eat at sunset and on the day of Eid.

Eid ul Fitr in Quran

The term Eid appears only once in the Holy Quran’s Surah Al-Ma’ida, the fifth Surah. It refers to the “Solemn Festival.”

Eid al Fitr serves as a reminder to all Muslims that Ramadan was a success and that their prayer was accepted.

According to the Quran, Allah says,

“O you who believe, fasting is essential for you, as it was for those who came before you, to reach God-consciousness.” (Quran 2:18

This is a day when Muslims express their gratitude to Allah for all of His blessings. Without it, people are not able to connect with Him and find happiness in this world and hereafter.

Quranic Verses about Eid ul Fitr

In the Holy Quran’s chapter 2, verse 185, the Allah Almighty says:

“You must complete the quantity [of days] in order to thank God for leading you and be thankful.”

The feast of Eid al Fitr is interpreted as the “Festival of Breaking the Fast.”

Eid ul Fitr in Hadith

Holy Prophet PBUH says:

“If you give each other gifts, you will adore each other.” (Al Mufrad, Hadith)

In the form of Eidi, this Hadith of the Holy Prophet invites all Muslims to give gifts to vulnerable youngsters, innocents, the needy, and the destitute.

This ritual was carried out by the Holy Prophet (SAWW), and we, as his Ummah, should ensure that we follow suit on the glorious day of Eid.

According to Hadith, some special activities to do on the day of Eid ul Fitr are:

  • Take a Bath and Perfume Yourself

Ghusl is one of the highly recommended Eid al-Fitr actions, and it can be done after Fajr, however, there is considerable controversy about whether the time of Zuhr prayer or the sunset is the maximum time it can be accomplished.

Perfume yourself because it’s a Sunnah.

  •   Different Types of Sweets to Eat

Eid al-Fitr, the fortunate day, also represents the preparation and consumption of many foods, notably desserts.

Hazrat Anas (RA) narrates the following:

“On Eid-ul-Fitr days, the Prophet (PBUH) would not go (to the place of Salah) until he had eaten some dates, and he would eat an odd number.” (Bukhari)

Due to this Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), this Eid is also called “Meethi Eid”.

  • Different Routes are Used

On Eid, Hazrat Mohammed (PBUH) takes a different route; the road he walked to the Mosque for prayer must be distinct from the way he returns on.

This Sunnah was formed because he desired to meet as many people as possible in order to welcome them with “Eid Mubarak” and promote love and greetings.

Hazrat Jabir (RA) narrates the following:

“The Holy Prophet (PBUH) used to return from Eid on a different street than when he went out.” (Bukhari)

As a result, the major purpose is to reach as many individuals as possible with love and fraternity. As a result, changing your path is one of the keys to doing this act of kindness.

One of the reasons for Eid is to hug individuals who have been far away from us throughout the year, thus we should do our best to meet many more people as possible on Eid day.

  • Say Takbirs

It is recommended that Takbirs be recited after the Maghrib prayer on the eve of Eid, as well as during the Fajr prayer in the morning of Eid and the Eid prayer.

  • Fasting is Forbidden

On the day of Eid al-Fitr, fasting is not allowed. The Nudba Dua should be said, and the families and friends should improve their eating habits.

  • Blessings are Given for the Month’s Worship

Eid is the day on which the blessings of the previous month’s worship are granted.

Imam Ali says that (a),

O servants of Allah! The very minimum reward for those who fast during Ramadan is an angel who cries out to them on the last day of the month, saying, “O Allah’s servants! Celebrate the fact that all of your earlier sins have been forgiven.” (P.564, Rawdatul W’zn)

  • Offer Prayers for Eid

The most well-known of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Eid-ul-Fitr actions is the Eid prayer. Muslims start the day with a prayer to Allah.

Hazrat Jabir bin Samurah said :

“I prayed Allah’s Messenger’s two Eid prayers more than once or twice, without an Adhan or Iqamah.” (Muslim)

The preceding narration clearly demonstrates that Eid Prayer is a specific activity performed by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on Eid-ul-Fitr.

Giving Alms to needy people

Another of Islam’s 5 principles is zakat, or charitable works to those in need. In the run-up to Eid al-Fitr, Muslims frequently donate money to charity so that less fortunate families can join in the festivities.

In addition to generosity, Muslims are encouraged to give and ask forgiveness at Eid al-Fitr, and to hope to fast again during Ramadan the following year.

Eid Day is a Reminder of the Qayamat

According to Imam Ali (a), the day of Eid acts as a reminder of the Day of final Verdict. He declared:

Oh, you people! Without a doubt, today is the day when the good are rewarded and the bad are punished. It will be a day reminiscent of the day you will stand before your Lord.

As a result, whenever you leave your home to go to a place of prayer, remember that the day will come when your souls will leave your bodies and return to your Creator.

When you stand in regions where you pray, remind yourself that you are in the presence of your Lord (on the Day of Judgment). And remember that when you return home after prayer, you will be returning to your homes in Heaven  (Ibid)

Eid ul Fitr: A Sense of Togetherness and Unity

On this day, Muslims gather in a line to say their Eid salat. During the Holy Month, they had all worshipped and fasted.

They are all in agreement in their adoration and gratitude for Allah. It’s a day for people in the community to renew and strengthen their bonds.

Eid al-Fitr: A Holiday

Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important Eids in numerous Arab and non-Arab countries, with a two- to a twelve-day holiday.

During these days, schools, colleges, universities, banks, government institutions, and all private organizations are seemed to be closed.

FAQs

Is Eid Salah Fard or a Nafli Ibadat?

There is no fard in the Eid prayer. When we repeat Allah o Akbar with takabeer, it’s known as wajib. It’s a lot like nafil.

What is the objective of Eid prayer?

The fundamental goal of the Eid prayer is to express gratitude to Allah SWT for providing us with the month of Ramadan, during which we prayed, fasted, and worked hard to meet all of the Islamic demands that we had not been able to meet previously.

Is “Eid Prayer” a religious obligation?

Yes! Eid prayer is a religious obligation that allows us to reestablish our relationships with those we haven’t seen in a long time.

Why does Allah give us Eid?

The festival helps to be aware of Allah’s blessings as well as a demonstration of the need of submitting to Allah.

During Hajj, Muslims remember the Prophet Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) trials when he was summoned to make a massive sacrifice for Allah’s sake.

Conclusion

Muslims are encouraged to celebrate Eid al Fitr with their families and friends. They should gather for a celebratory dinner and gift exchange.

Although there is no established date for Eid al Fitr, Muslims are encouraged to celebrate on the first day of Shawwal.

Another important practice is that Muslims should not fast for Eid.

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