Good Morning and Happy Eid-ul-Fitr to everyone. Today I am going to talk about the connection of Eid-ul-Fitr and spirituality. Eids are the biggest festivals in the Islamic religion. There are two Eids called Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha.
What is the connection between Eid-ul-Fitr and Spirituality?
Well, there is a big connection between Eid-ul-Fitr and Spirituality. Muslims celebrate this Eid after the holy month of Ramadan. They do a fast whole month of Ramadan and at the last Allah gives them a festival of Eid as the reward. To understand this connection, we should know about spirituality.
What is the spirituality?
In simple word the meaning of spirituality is to find over selves. Find the purpose of our life, find that why we are here in this world? What is the meaning of our life? Why God we sent here? What is our role in this world? It is a very broad concept which have many perspectives. The question is that how can we find our self. What is the method? For this there are many methods and terms use in every religion and overall, in this world.
What is fasting?
Fasting is frequently connected with the period of Lent for Christians or the period of Ramadan for Muslims; nonetheless, numerous different societies and religions around the globe quick consistently. While the length, practice, and explicit reasons vary, all fasts have the comparable objectives of indicating penance and purifying oneself. It is nearly February, which implies that Mardi Gras is practically around the bend! After all the Mardi Gras celebrations, the period of Lent will start, and numerous around the globe will alter their ordinary eating routine for strict reasons. During the period of Lent, Christians, explicitly, Catholics, surrender a specific food or work on fasting.
Fasting in Different Religions
Religions and ways of thinking that work on fasting includes: Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, Jainism, and Hinduism. Fasting can keep going for only a couple of hours or even half a month, normally with specialists eating around evening time. Strikingly, even inside a religion, various categories or factions may quick diversely or at various occasions. For instance, inside Christianity, there are a few unique groups that quick on various occasions. Catholics don’t eat meat on Fridays during Lent, while Coptic Christians, the fundamental type of Christianity in Egypt, quick for various terms for an aggregate of 210 days consistently. They have eight primary fasts, and every keep going for an alternate term and limits the eating regimen in a novel manner.
A few societies even quick for non-strict reasons. The town of Geneva, Switzerland, holds the “Jeune genevois” or “Quick of Geneva,” which is an open occasion and day of fasting in the canton of Geneva happening in September. The occasion started in the Middle Ages when a few days were authoritatively chosen to quick days as contrition after catastrophes, for example, wars, scourges, or the plague.
Fasting has been around for quite a long time and will keep on being a customary practice for some societies later on. Make sure to be socially touchy to those that are fasting to keep your activities from making their training progressively troublesome. Attempt and cease from eating or drinking before somebody who is participating in a quick.
Why Peoples do fast?
In every religion, people do fast to make their God happy and get a blessing for him. Some peoples do fast to get higher ranks religiously and spiritually. Fasting is the biggest method to reach to higher dimensions. Because in fast we should control us from everything, we can’t eat or drink. We have to avoid all type of bad activities. And we do only good things during the fast.
In Islam, Muslims sit in mosques from last 10 days of Ramadan, they cut off them from the whole world and just pray to Allah. They live alone in the mosque, don’t talk to anyone, which can help them to increase their vibrations and reach to the higher dimensions.
It’s not only in Islam, but in every religion and in every part of the world, peoples use to live alone in forests. where they do prayers or Tapasya to become spiritually strong and reach to the higher dimensions. Many peoples spend their whole life or years to get gifts.
Relationship of Eid-ul-Fitr and Spirituality
When Muslims do fast for whole month and keep them safe for all kinds of bad things and bad habits. And they sit as Aitekaaf in mosques, it helps them to reach the higher dimensions of spirituality. Allah bestowed them the gifts of spirituality.