Can Muslims celebrate Eid in ISLAM with the War in Gaza?
Many people I know are celebrating today Eid. At this time of the year, it is a particularly difficult Eid celebration as many children are losing their lives in Gaza. A sad, but true reality. However , most of friends living in Canada, Africa and in the Middle East, have chosen to celebrate in the name of Allah and are hopeful that a cease fire will be long lasting very soon. Bing in Canada gives you the opportunity to be exposed and interact many various cultured and religions. Knowing a particular religion not only brings you new perspectives in life, it also allows you to carry conversations and feel comfortable anywhere you are, as a reveller should
People belong to Muslim community from all over the world celebrate the Eid with full joy and love. Eid is the festival of togetherness or bhaichara. It is a very important and famous festival in Islamic religion. Eid reflects the love and help towards poor people and humanity.
“Eid al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر ʻĪd al-Fiṭr, IPA: [ʕiːd al fitˤr], “festival of breaking of the fast“), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festival and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).
The religious Eid is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to 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 of Shawwal. This is a day when Muslims around the world show a common goal of unity.
The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality. However, in most countries, it is generally celebrated on the same day as Saudi Arabia.” via Wikipedia
So today, wish your friends and family a Happy Eid. Check out this link for some inspiration here
BONUS: If you have some time today, I recommend watching this video by the Deen Show on Youtube covering
1. What is EId
2.Why do we celebrate Eid
3.What are the practices of Eid
4.What do we do during the day of Eid
5.Innocent Children dying in Gaza and other parts of the world
6.Keeping the momentum going all year round
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