LUTON: Highlighting the significance of holy month of Ramadan and importance of Eidul-Fitr, prominent religious scholar Allama Qazi Abdul Aziz Chishti said that Eid-ul-Fitr is a reward of Allah for his dedicated followers and the most important festival of Muslims in the Islamic calendar. He said this while addressing the sermon at Eid congregation at Jamia Islamia Ghousia Trust Luton on Friday.
He said that the significance of Eid-ulFitr is purely spiritual. This day does not mark any historical event but its existence gives Muslims an occasion to offer thanks to Allah Almighty for having given them the strength and the will to observe fast and obey His commandments during the holy month of Ramadan. He said that Eid-ul-Fitr means “festival of breaking the fast” and marks the end of the month of Ramadan.
Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal at the completion of the holy month of Ramadan. Shawwal is the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. On this day Muslims show their real joy for the health, strength and the opportunities of life that Allah has given to them to fulfill their obligation of fasting. Traditionally Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated for three days and is an official holiday in Muslim-majority countries.
“Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the most auspicious occasions awaited by Muslims all over the world. This festival is a blessing of Allah Almighty and its purpose is to help Muslims come close to each other, spread joy and love to all the people that come in contact with a Muslim. May Allah (SWT) continue to grant us peace in the world and also bless all believers to the path of righteousness! Ameen”, he added.