Happy Eid Mubarak to all Muslim members in HDA! This day marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan (23rd May, 2020), in which Muslims observe fast from dawn and ends at sunset. May this Eid brings fun, happiness and Godâs endless blessings to all of us. Good job to all who have been fasting for 30 days and also those who have tried fasting this year!
HDA is full of members with different races and religions. Some of us might not know about this celebration that all Muslims celebrate. Well, since we have many Muslim members in HDA, Iâm here representing them to introduce Eid Mubarak to all of the readers who might not aware of it!
So â¦. what is Eid Mubarak?
Eid Mubarak, or known as Eid al-Fitr among us, is an occasion celebrated by all Muslims all over the world after the holy month called Ramadan ends. What makes this celebration unique is, it is celebrated on different days every year, which means we have no fixed date for it like Christmas or any other celebrations. It begins on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar (a calendar based on lunar cycles), and goes on for 3 - 4 days, depending on the country.
In most countries, we begin our Eid with Eid prayer in local mosques (but since there is coronavirus lockdown, it seems like we will need to do it at home). Also, Eid is famous for their traditional dishes and is actually celebrated differently depending on the countries. For Malaysia, we are famous with our rendang (a spicy meat dish, usually beef or chicken) and ketupat (sticky rice wrapped and boiled in a palm leaf).
It is a delicious dish that Malaysian Muslims can't miss out on Eid Mubarak!
Usually on the first day of Eid, Muslims will visit their relativesâ houses after doing their Eid prayers, wearing their Eid finery called, baju melayu and baju kurung. But since we have the coronavirus lockdown, it seems like we need to stay at home and meet our relatives through video calls.....
Some other countries have different traditional cuisine and finery to celebrate Eid. I gained some information that Muslims in China serve sanzi (deep-fried crispy noodles) and Muslims in India will serve briyani as their traditional dish for Eid.
Also, when we talk about Eid, we need to mention Eid money or duit raya is what we called in Malaysia. When we visit othersâ houses, they usually will give money to show their gratitude for visiting their houses. We also have a big feast at night that serves many foods like BBQ, noodles, cakes and many more! And then we usually wrapped up the day with beautiful fireworks.
Eid Mubarak is very important to Muslims because it is what they have accomplished during Ramadan. It also describes the bond among Muslims. It strengthens friendship and is a sign to everyone that Islam isnât dictatorial and oppressive religion.
Muslims think of Ramadan as our training camp before going to s tournament. We train our mind, soul and body to become a better Muslim. My hope for all Muslims around the world is letâs make sure what we did during Ramadan doesn't just end there. May the spirit of Ramadan always remain inside us. Happy Eid Mubarak to all Muslims!
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Edited by: Vibrational