Mangalore, July 28, 2014: Karnataka and Kerala Coast will celebrate Id-ul-Fitr on Tuesday July 29, the end of month-long Ramzan fasting bring joys to celebrate this great Islamic festival of the world. The beginning of the Islamic month of Shawwal will be July 29, as the new moon was not sighted after Iftar Sunday July 27. Eid-gahs will be arranged for Id prayers in most towns on Tuesday morning , the prayers in Id-gahs would depend on the morning weather. If it rains, the prayers would be inside mosques. Majority of the Sunnis, however, will hold their Id prayers in mosques. The prayers will be held between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. across the region.
According to a hadith attributed to Anas ibn Malik, a companion of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the two festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha were instituted by the Prophet after his journey from Mecca to Medinah. The first Eid al-Fitr was celebrated in 624 CE by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his companions. May this Eid be a blessed one for all humanity. The historicity of the Eid in Mangalore is unique, first Eid al-Fitr was celebrated in 624 AD, just 20 years later in 644 AD the first forerunner of ’Masjid Zeenath Baksh’ was established at Bundar Mangalore. Today its succession is preserved in a most exemplary way and Dakshina Kannada is fortunate in this regard.
Ramadan is a month, whose beginning is mercy, whose middle is forgiveness and whose end is freedom, according to the Hadith of the Prophet. Consider the inherent logical sequence… We cannot be exempt from fire without first being forgiven. And to be forgiven, we must be graced by Allah’s mercy.
Qur’an prescribes a comprehensive code of conduct, a code of ethics and standards or a code of Dos and Don’ts to the individual and to the society. It is generally a simple and rational code that covers the entire course of human life. But, to strictly follow any code throughout one’s life time is humanly impossible. That requires sustained and rigorous motive, practice and training. When a prescribed code is compatible with ones inner logic and action along with one’s own inner self, an average flesh and blood human can not deviate from the code. The challenge is tested by fire when the need of a code runs into conflict with the immediate pleasures and benefits, demands of the society or dictates of one’s inner self. To say a total ’No’ to the self when it dictates something prohibited in the code is the toughest of tasks. Qur’an strongly refutes the idea that there is no definite purpose behind a human existence.
Reasonably the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid ul-Fitr or Eid, is a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan about which we have seen . It is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Traditionally, the observance begins with the sighting of the new moon. While many will wait to see the moon or an announcement from Mecca or the local masjids and Mullahs.
Eid brings the message of happiness for mankind after the month-long practice of self-restraint; Eid develops bondage of harmony and unity among the people, irrespective of their classes and professions. Eid-ul-Fitr is a happy occasion to praise Allah as to cherish our lives by his intense blessings. Eid-ul-Fitr aims at spreading peace to mankind and uplifts human integrity and the joy is beyond all horizons. MANGALORE TODAY extends to all its readers wishes most warm and sacred during this holy and joyous EID-UL-FITR.