'Eid Mubarak!'Eid Mubarak!
(Happy Eid! To all Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Atheists and anyone else! A joyous occasion should be shared by all! May we all attain happiness and guidance in this life and the success in the next!)
What is 'Eid?
In the effort of bridging gaps of misunderstanding, please accept this explanation from me as a gesture to create better understanding. I hope you benefit from this little anecdote!
There are two Eid or large celebrations that happen throughout the Muslim lunar calendar, 'Eid ul Fitr and 'Eid ul Adha. 'Eid ul Fitr is the celebration that happens on the 1st day after the month of fasting, Ramadan, is completed. 'Eid is said to be a gift or present from God that is for those who fasted, people aren't allowed to fast this day and the community is assembled for the 'Eid prayer. Ramadan was the month that the Qur'an was sent down, and also we have a tradition that all the original books sent with prophets were sent down in this mo