Purpose Of Eid Al Fitr

  • Publish date: Saturday، 08 May 2021
Purpose Of Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr is important in the Islamic Calender as it is also known as 'The Festival of Breaking the Fast' and is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan.

Muslims are not only celebrating the end of fasting, but also thanking God for the Qur'an, which was first revealed towards the end of Ramadan, and for the strength Allah has given them to exercise self-control throughout the previous month of fasting. If necessary, they will ask Allah for forgiveness if they failed to keep the fast at any point.

The purpose of Eid Al Fitr is to promote brotherhood and bring one's self back to the normal course of life after a month of religious devotion and abstaining from food or drink.

Eid Al-Fitr then serves a three-fold purpose: It places upon every Muslim the obligation to remember Allah and offer Him thanks; it affords him an opportunity of spiritual stock-taking in that he can now ponder over the strength of his will or the weakness of his character, as the case may be, which manifested itself during the preceding month (Ramadan); it also is the day for the haves to share a portion of what they have with the have-nots.

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