Thursday, 14 June 2012
Muslim holidays, explain two major holy days of Islam
There are only two holidays inIslam is a universal favorite. They are universal, I mean both Sunni and Shiite Muslims to celebrate together. Both holiday Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
First, let me crash terminology.
- The word "Eid" in Arabic, "celebration" is not impartial or "festival".
- "Fitr" means "break like lightning" and "al-Adha" means "sacrifice."
Muslims celebrate Ramadan with the murder of Eid al-Fitr, hence the name. Eid al-Adha take place during the pilgrimage season. Hajj is the pilgrimage of Muslims have the effect of the Kaaba in Mecca city in Saudi Arabia on the original day. All Muslims are required to complete the queue discharge at least once in their life if they can afford. The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam.
Therefore, the feast of Eid al-Fitr means the festival of breaking the fast and Eid al-Adha means Festival of Sacrifice. Eid al-Fitr takes up less space after the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is the fasting month for Muslims. During Ramadan, Muslims must fast every day from dawn to dusk. This obligation is one of the five pillars of Islam.
During the pilgrimage, pilgrims sacrifice sheep. Both agreements are weak and the Qur'an mentions fairy tales in which Abraham was commanded to sacrifice his son for God. Jews and Christians to have children was Isaac, but the majority of Muslims have this son was Ishmael. When Abraham found that God loved enough to sacrifice his son on the other hand, the commandments of God and spare the sheep sacrificed instead of Ishmael. Sacrifice in the Hajj is to commemorate this event. And Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, also celebrate this event.
Both the Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha known in the same way.
Muslims start the day early and go to the current meeting, usually the mosque or in the field begins. Must produce a special prayer followed by a short sermon of Imam (leader). Then get a special meal, meeting with family and friends and give alms and gifts. Incompatibility of them is that during the feast of Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, it is preferable to sheep, goats, cows or camels for slaughter as well. While there are other well known Muslim holiday, none is so universally adopted as Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr.