It’s Syawal, Eid is Here!

| August 24, 2012

It’s Syawal, Eid is Here!Eid-ul-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day and Muslims are not permitted to fast that day. Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity”, while Fiṭr means “breaking the fast”. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month Syawal. This is a day where Muslims around the world try to show a common goal of unity.

Muslims believe that they are commanded by God, as mentioned in the Qur’an, to continue their fast until the last day of Ramadan and pay the Zakat and fitra before doing the Eid prayer. Eid al-Fitr was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It is observed on the first of the month of Syawal at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims undergo a period of fasting.

 

Markets in the month of Ramadhan are busy selling everything for Eid celebreation

One of the popular dish served on eid – ketupat

Muslims performing their Eid Prayer on 1st of Syawal

It is becoming tradition that people visit and forgive each other during eid

Market selling “baju kurung & baju melayu”

 

Source: Google Images

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