How Eid Is Celebrated?
Eid is celebrated after the end of the 9th Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal. Those people who have practiced fasting for the past 30 days wake up early in the morning, generally before sunrise and offer the pre-sunrise prayer. That is followed by cleansing the body, taking a shower, and then wearing a fresh new cloth. Application of perfume or Itr is a must on this day.
One has to visit the Mosque for the customary prayers but before that one must have a nice breakfast of dry fruits as it is forbidden to fast on this day. This Morning Prayer at Mosque is called Salaat.
After the prayer session is over, one has to indulge into charity or Zakat-Al-Fitr where money has to be given to the needy and poor people. Apart from these basic things, the following rituals are also followed on this Eid-Al-itr.
- To read the Takbirat in an open field is also suggested
- Showing happiness is a must.
- One must go for the Eid prayers to the Mosque barefoot.
- While going to the Mosque one has to recite "Allah hu Akbar"
- While going to the Mosque the route should be a different one than the one used for returning.
- One should never behave like a miser while going for the Zakat-Al-Fitr or charity.
- Praying in the local Mosque is a must.
- One is suggested not to speak any word other than words that signify Allah during the lecture of Imam in Mosque before or after Salaat.
- Greet everyone you know or don't know by uttering the words "Eid Mubarak"
- Giving gifts or 'Eidi' to children and near and dear ones