Eid-Ul-Fitr Prayer Ceremony
Eid-ul-fitr is one of the most important festivals of Muslims. Just after the Ramadan, Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-fitr. All the preparations are done before hand for the occasion. Eid-ul-fitr prayer is the integral part of Eid, which is worth mentioning.
Muslims wear new clothes early in the morning on this day. According to the practices followed by the prophet Muhammad of conducting Eid Prayers in open grounds therefore Eid prayers are carried in open sky. All the Muslims visit Mosque (masjid) in the morning on this day and recite the Takbir “allahu Akbar, allahu Akbar” meaning Allah is great just before the prayer ceremony.
Once the Eid Ul fitr moon is sighted the preparations for Eid Ul fitr Celebrations begins.Soon after the Eid Prayer khutba or Islamic cermon is delivered. The person reciting the Khutba is the lead of the prayer and is called the khateeb.anyone can recite the Khutba provided that he is male along with physical and mental purity.
Attending Khutba is not obligatory as attending the Eid prayer is obligatory for all the male Muslims. Prophet also commanded all the women to attend the prayers too. A Muslim can leave the Khutba whenever he wishes to but not the prayer.
After Eid-Ul-Fitr Prayer
Eid-Ul-Fitr is the festival to spread happiness and love among all the relatives and near and dear one’s. After the prayer on this day there is a get together at all the Muslims houses where all their near and dear one’s accompany them in the Eid meals. Muslims wish each other Eid Mubarak that means Happy Eid. All the children receive gifts as a token of love from all their relatives as Eid is the day to exchange gifts among each other. The entire is day is marked with the triumph and happiness spread all around and adding to the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr.