The Eid after Ramadan is one of the most awaited events among Muslims from across the global. Eid, is a day of spreading and sharing the joy and happiness. By itself, the festival of Eid-al-Fitr is a blessing from Allah Almighty.
This year, Eid al-Fitr festival was on Monday (28th July), which marking the end of Ramadan 2014.
Trace back, Eid existed since the time of Prophet (s.a.w), it is a blessing of Allah which He bestowed upon Muslims. Hazrat Anas (RA) narrates about Eid in the following way:
“Holy Prophet came to Madinah, the people had two days in which they used to entertain and amuse themselves. He asked: “What are these two days?” They said: “We used to amuse ourselves and take pleasure in these two days during the Days of Ignorance (jahiliyyah). The Messenger of Allah said, “Allah has substituted for you something better than these two; the Eid of Adha (sacrifice) and the Eid of Fitr.” [Sunan Abi Dawood]
Same as previous years, I got up very early, after Fajr prayer, heading out right way to join with friends and attend Eid prayer.
Although Eid-al-Fitr is an occasion of joy and happiness, however, the celebrations of Eid also come with certain constraints in the form of duties and obligations – offering Eid prayer is one of them, the other obligatory act is give Sadaqah to the needy people – the alms giving has to be offered before the offering of Eid-al-Fitr prayer (you can also be offered during the month of Ramadan)
In a nutshell, you can see from above video, I had a great and awesome Eid celebration with friends. By the way, I miss Ramadan already!