Every year Muslims from across the world gather in one of the greatest gatherings on Eid ul Fitr. Millions of Muslims celebrate this day and gather in large societies to perform the Eid Salat and recite the Takbir twelve times to thank their Lord and bow to Him. But truly, what is the wisdom behind this ritual of Eid ul Fitr?

Fazl ibn Shazan has narrated the following from Imam Reza (PBUH):

“The Day of Fitr has become Eid so that it is a location for the gathering and coming together of Muslims; for them to come together and leave their homes for Allah (SWT) and thank Allah for His blessings (and rewards of their worship) with greatness. This day has become Eid so they gather (and see each other and get to know how each is feeling), (after one month of fasting) break their fast (and not fast on this day), give Zakat (to the poor) and turn to Allah. And it is a day where they present their requests to Allah (SWT).

(Furthermore, this day has been considered eid) because Eid ul Fitr is the first day of the year in which eating and drinking becomes permissible in it, because for those who are of truth, the first month of the year is the month of Ramadhan (in which fasting is an obligation in this month). So Allah desires that this day be a social day for Muslims, in which worship and praise of the Lord takes place.

(Also, it is for this reason that) the Takbir of the Eid Salat is more than other Salat, because Takbir is done for the remembering and praising of the Lord in thanking him for guiding and giving health to the servants, such that Allah the almighty has Himself said, “that you should exalt the greatness of Allah for His having guided you and that you may give thanks.” (Holy Quran 2:185)

Roshd Website congratulates you dear friend and all Muslims around the world on the auspicious Eid ul Fitr, the celebration of servitude and the time for thanking the Lord.