Saturday, September 11, 2010

Eid al Fitr 2010 Marks the Grand Ending of Ramadan

Time for greeting each other Happy Eid al Fitr 2010! The 30 days fasting which started from August 11 finally came to a grand conclusion on September 9, 2010. The Eid al Fitr or Eid ul Fitr 2010 marks the ending of the auspicious Ramadan amongst the Islamic devotees. “Id” or “Eid” is an Arabic word which means festivity and the word “Fitr” refers to breaking the fast. As the Holy Quran reads, Muslims need to conclude their fasting on Ramadan’s last day and then, they should recite “Allahu Akbar” or the “Takbir” for the entire period of Id ul Fitr.

When is Id ul Fitr 2010?

Eid al Fitr 2010 or Id ul Fitr 2010 falls on 10th September 2010. People begin greeting each other as soon as the new moon is sighted. This is also the time, when they can finally break their fast.

Eid al Fitr celebrations

Id is one of the most popular festivals of India. This beautiful festival of the Muslims is glorified by a number of rituals. On the day of Id ul Fitr, the devotees wake up early in the morning, at dawn. Then, they perform the Salatul Fajr, which is a prayer offering ritual. After this early morning ritual, the devotees wash themselves in a ritualistic way called Gosul. Next, the men and women, young and old, every member of the Muslim family dress up in their newest best. Before attending the Salah or the Id ul Fitr prayer, the devotees break their fast with a sweet dish, which is typically a date fruit.

Eid al Fitr greetings

The Eid al Fitr 2010 brings on board the spirit of celebration yet again. On this joyous occasion, the Arabic greetings of “Id Mubarak” or “Blessed Id” fill the festive air. The Id gifts or “Eidi” are also exchanged amongst friends, families and acquaintances along with the Id ul Fitr greetings.

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