NEW DELHI: Ramadan, as well known as Ramazan, which is celebrated by Muslims all over world to celebrate their holy month of fasting. Ramazan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar. According to prophet Muhammad, many muslims from child to adult held themselves by observing fasting from dawn until dusk, and then thereafter indulge themselves to savour Iftar. It is the month which is celebrated all over world for Eid which include hosting of prayers and feast ceremonies. The Prophet Mohammed explained: “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained.”
During this whole month, devotees usually forbidden from doing any sinful acts, using any kind of bad language, and sexual relations. Ramadan fast is basically kept for 29 to 30 days from dawn to dusk. It is the month to worship and devote their time to serve good deeds. There are extensive acts of charity which were performed during the month of ramazan.
Ramadan day begins with Eid prayer which follows the regular morning prayer. Eid prayer is a compulsion for men and women to be performed in a gathering. It is held in mosques and large ground also called as Eidgah. Eid greetings are exchange between friends, family and relatives. It is conventional to wear new clothes and have different types of delicious delicacies like Sheer Khurma, Biryani, Cham Cham, Gulab Jamun, etc to celebrate Eid Al Fitr. There is also a custom where elders give Eidi(money) to children as a goodwill.
Eid celebration is stated as a sign of unity and secularism. On this occasion, Muslims and Non – Muslims celebrate Eid together in the multicultural Eid Festivals and Fairs which is organised around masjids by muslim community peoples. This festival is celebrated by 1.6 billion muslim people across all over globe. The date of Eid Al Fitr is based on the lunar calendar. The celebration of Eid Al Fitr is subjected to the appearance of the moon which is why its observance varies from one country to another. The practice of moon sighting begins on the 29th day of Ramadan. If moon is sighted on 29th, the next day is declared as Eid Al Fitr and the first day of the month of Shawaal.