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Why do we celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr?

Why do we celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr?

Eid-Ul-Fitr, Eid al-Fitr, Id-ul-Fitr, or Id al-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a two-day Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid is an Arabic word meaning “festivity,” while Fiṭr means “original nature,” implying the restoration of one’s best human composition. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the thirty days of dawn-to-sunset …

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Eid-ul-Fitr Festive mood grips Srinagar Valley

Eid-ul-Fitr Festive mood grips Srinagar Valley

Festive mood gripped the entire Kashmir valley, as Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated. Eid-ul-Fitr Festive mood grips Srinagar Valley: While people were seen thronging the marketplaces for last-minute shopping, others were seen rushing home early ahead of the festive occasion. Maximum rush of shoppers was witnessed at the bakery and butcher shops. Most of the offices, especially the government ones, wore …

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Whats significance of fasting in Muharram?

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Whats significance of fasting in Muharram? Fasting is advocated in the month of Muharram. The Prophet is believed to have said: “The best fasts after the fasts of Ramadan are those of the month of Muharram.” Although the fasts of the month of Muharram are not obligatory, yet one who fasts in these days out of his own will is …

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How is Muharram observed?

Muharram

How is Muharram observed? Entire month of Muharram is observed as the mass mourning by the Shias. They shun all the celebrations in this month to express their grief. Women should not wear adornments and bright clothes during this month. When new moon appears, people wear black clothes and sing mournful verses in the memory of Hazrat Imam Hussain. People …

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Muharram: What is the tragedy at Karbala?

Muharram: What is the tragedy at Karbala?

Muharram: What is the tragedy at Karbala? In the month of Muharram many centuries ago, (approximately October 20th 680 A.D.), an event took place in Iraq (Asia) at a place known as Karbala on the bank of the river Euphrates. Muharram: What is the tragedy at Karbala? A large army, which had been mobilized by the Umayyad regime, besieged a group …

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What do muslims do in month of Muharram?

When is Islamic New Year (Muharram)?

The month of Muharram is also associated with many auspicious events in Islamic history. Allah is supposed to have created the heavens and the earth on this blessed day. On this day He give His infinite blessings and bounties to many of His Prophets and delivered them from the clutches of their enemies. Month Of Muharram Allah created Hazrat Adam …

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When is Islamic New Year (Muharram)?

When is Islamic New Year (Muharram)?

Contrary to popular belief, Muharram is not a particular day, but the name of a month that marks the beginning of the year according to the Islamic calendar. Muharram is one of four months that have been designated as holy according to the Islamic calendar, the other three being – Dhul-Qa’adah, Dhul-Hijjah and Rajab. Muharram is the first month of …

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What are Islamic mourning rites and rituals (Muharram)?

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On Ashura, the Muslims take out processions carrying colorfully decorated taziyas (bamboo and paper replicas of the martyr’s tomb) embellished with gilt and mica. Colorful replicas of Hazrat Imam Hussain’s tomb at Karbala are also carried in procession and buried at an imitation Karbala. The mourners walk barefoot to the beat of drums. In a frenzy of grief, they beat …

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What is Ashura (Muharram)?

When is Islamic New Year (Muharram)?

It is on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram but not the Islamic month. It is also called Yaumu-l ‘Ashurah, or simply Ashura meaning, ‘the tenth day’. It is well-known because of historical significance and mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic …

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