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EID MUBARAK: Spiritual Exhilaration Observed During Eid

The real food one should be enjoying is the spiritual nourishment acquired during the month of fasting.
13 May 2021 14:42
EID MUBARAK: Spiritual Exhilaration Observed During Eid
From left to right: Aftaab Khan, Ashfaaq Khan, Munauwar Khan, Ezaz Khan and Mubashir Khan from the Alhamd family.

This religious celebration is observed on the day following the last day of fasting which is observed daily by all able-bodied Muslims from dawn till sunset throughout the Islamic month of Ramazan. It is a day of much rejoicing and happiness especially by those fortunate persons who observed the fasts and reaped the spiritual fruits of this holy exercise in accordance with the directions of God in the Holy Quran.

Fasting has been prescribed in one form or another by all the revealed religions of the world.

The Bible tells us that Prophet David declared ‘I humbled my soul with fasting’ (Psalms 35:13) and we read in the New Testament that ‘the disciples of Jesus and the Pharisees used to fast’ (Mark 2:18). We are also told that ‘Jesus fasted forty days and forty nights’ (Matthew 4:2).

One does not only feel happy on Eid-ul-Fitr because through exercising self-discipline one has successfully complied with the commandment of God to observe the fasts, but also on account of a feeling of spiritual exhilaration which glows within the heart and soul.

No doubt on Eid-ul-Fitr much pleasure is derived from wearing new clothes, meeting friends and relatives and eating specially prepared food.

These are all ways of celebrating the occasion.

The main event, of course, is the religious service when one offers prayers and listens to the inspirational address of the Imam on relevant matters concerning the significance of the occasion.

As the main purpose of fasting is to develop righteousness and self-purification (Quran 2:186) the most attractive garment one should be wearing is the one mentioned by God in the Holy Quran: The raiment of righteousness – that is the best. (7:27)

The real food one should be enjoying is the spiritual nourishment acquired during the month of fasting.

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