Eid ul –Fitr (Idd Mubarak)

Written by
Dr Ayub Macharia

This is a popular date with Muslims. The date is not fixed but occurs after the month of Ramadhan each year during the ninth lunar month. During Ramadan, Muslims avoid food and drinks from sunrise to sunset. Eid ul –Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and is a joyous feasting period that lasts for three days . At Eid, Muslims eat celebratory meals, give food to the poor, exchange gifts and also visit friends and relatives.

Fasting is important to Muslims because it helps them to remember the poor people who usually sleep hungry or feed on poor quality food. It helps to strengthen the realization that all humans are alike and can suffer from hunger. This helps to discourage injustices to one another. Fasting and praying helps Muslims to seek supernatural interventions on certain pertinent issues affecting the human beings.

Suggested activities

  • Donate gifts to the poor within the community.
  • Destruction of the environment is major factor leading to poverty and hunger. Initiate environmental activities such as planting trees, cleaning the environment, control soil loss and promoting environmental awareness.
  • Read special verses in the Quran that addresses the environmental and poverty. Offer special prayers for the environment.
  • Compose some religious poems, songs, drama and debate that underscore the need for religious people to conserve the environment.
  • Prepare traditional   meals to mark Eid ul- Fitr
  • Visit a mosque and interact with the worshippers.
  • Avoid littering during the festivities.
  • Write an essay or summary notes on how you can celebrate the Eid ul –Fitr and publicise your success on this blog.

For further Information ,contact:

  • Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM),
  • Local Muslim Leaders
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