Eid-ul-Fitr, also known as Eid-al-Fitr, marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and purification. The literal meaning of Eid-ul-Fitr is the festival of breaking the fast, and due to its religious prominence, it is considered as the right time for official visits to relatives and friends.
The purpose of these visits is to greet each other and distribute presents. People wear new clothes and the whole atmosphere is enveloped with happiness. Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 will be celebrated on May 12.
According to historical accounts, the festival of Eid-al-Fitr was conceptualized by Prophet Muhammad. According to Anas, who was the companion of the great Prophet, when Muhammad arrived Medina, he found people celebrating on two specific days where they entertained themselves by various means.
Thus, the prophet announced that the Almighty himself has fixed two days for human festivities, which then, later on, came to be known as Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha.
Traditionally, the festival begins as the sun sets on the first sighting of the crescent moon and goes on to be celebrated for one to three days. It is said that fasting is prohibited on this day. People also do charity on the auspicious occasion of Eid.
1. Eid prayer. The Eid prayer is usually performed collectively in open fields and mosques or even in community centres. For this prayer ritual, no call is given by the Muezzin. The prayer is followed by a sermon and then a supplication asking for Allah’s forgiveness, mercy and peace for the entire world.
2. Sunni Procedure. The Sunni Muslims praise Allah in loud cries of Allahu Akbar. The recitation only ceases when they reach the mosque. The prayers commence by doing Niyyat for the prayer. After this, the Imam says Takbir - the recitation of Allahu Akbar which is done three times. After this, the Imam reads Surah-e-Fatiha completing the first Rakat.
3. Shia Procedure. In the Shia procedure as well, the prayer starts with Niyyat which is then followed by five Takbirs. During every Takbir, a special Dua is said by the Muslim devotees. Following this, the Imam recites Surat-al-Fatihah and the people collectively perform Ruku and Sujud as in other prayers.
Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm among the Muslims. Delhi being the capital of the country sees major celebrations of Eid. Delhi is situated at an approximate distance of 2,177, 1,415, 1,532, and 1,586 km from Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad respectively. Here is how you can reach here by the following means of transportation.
By Air. Delhi has its own airport i.e. Indira Gandhi International Airport. It has great connectivity to other Indian cities. After deboarding your flight, you can easily take a cab, bus, metro or an auto to reach your preferred destination.
By Train. Getting a train to the capital city of our country is not hard at all. You can easily catch a train from most of the Indian cities like Mumbai, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Bengaluru. As per your convenience, you can consider deboarding the train at Delhi Anand Vihar Terminal, Old Delhi Train station, or at Nizamuddin Station and then take some means of public transportation to reach your location.
By Road. Travelling via road to Delhi will only add to the list of your fun experiences. The city of Delhi has good road connectivity with all the Indian cities. To reach here by road you can book a bus or a cab. Otherwise, you can also take your personal vehicle to reach here.
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