Eid al Fitr
- عيد الفطر
Linguistically the word Eid عيد means to return or come back. The
basic meaning of عيد الفطر - Eid al Fitr is to
come back to its original nature. Shahr Ramadan according to my understanding
is the 9th evolutionary period of man's life cycle when
through Al-Quran, the guidance, criterion are compiled and settled in agitated
minds [Al-Naas]. Please see my article on Ramadan for further
clarification. Eid al-Fitr in Arabic عيد الفطر is traditionally a "festival of breaking of
the fast" - it is an important religious festival ignorantly celebrated by
traditional Muslims worldwide that marks the end of "Month of
Ramadan", the Islamic holy month of "fasting" (saum).
In fact the fever of Ramadan or siyaam never ends for a mutaqi or a deep thinker, it is
manifested 24x7 throughout the dark phases; Ramadan must manifest 24x7
throughout the dark or learning phases of one’s lifetime.
The derivatives of word eid occurred in the book Quran occurred 63 times and once as noun in verse 5:114 which is wrongly translated as festival.
religious Eid is a ritual. It is the first day in the month of
Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday
celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during
the entire "month of Ramadan". The day of Eid, therefore, falls
on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The date for the start of any
lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon (hilal) by local
religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality.
Note Eidul Fitr is a part of Islamic culture it is not mentioned in the book Quran although it is an important extension in understanding the
significance of Islamic philosophy.
SIGNIFICANCE OF HILAL COMMONLY INFERRED AS NEW MOON: 12 phases of life
2:189 - يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْأَهِلَّةِ قُلْ هِيَ مَوَاقِيتُ لِلنَّاسِ وَالْحَجِّ وَلَيْسَ الْبِرُّ بِأَنْ تَأْتُواْ الْبُيُوتَ مِن ظُهُورِهَا وَلَـكِنَّ الْبِرَّ مَنِ اتَّقَى وَأْتُواْ الْبُيُوتَ مِنْ أَبْوَابِهَا وَاتَّقُواْ اللّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
They ask you, about the ray of new ideas / discoveries. Say, "It is a defining / determine period for the agitated / restless minds and for the repairing / amendment by gaining knowledge [Hajj]." And it is not greatness how you approach ideas / thoughts from its perception / manifestation, but greatness is [in] one who is diligent. And come / approach the idea / thought from their proper way / method. And be cautious of Allah that you may succeed.
woh tumse poochte hai al-hilal kiya hai - kaho ye ek wazahat ki roshni hai tumhare mooshtaeel dimaag per ta ke tum haj ke maqam tak paonch sako, aur isme koi badi baat nahi hai ke tum apni soch / ideas ko kayse zahir kar rahe ho ke chapter / approach - kaamiyaabi ke liye Allah se khabardaar raho
الْأَهِلَّةِ - ray of new ideas - rays of sun on the doubt (qamar) - full moon is shahr
مَوَاقِيتُ - defining period / determining period - taruf, tarif, samajana ka waqt, wazahat
(Arabic: شوّال) is traditionally the tenth month of
the lunar Islamic calendar. The lexical terms Shawwāl means 'lifting or
carrying'; so named because a female camel raises her tail as a sign that
she has conceived and is ready to deliver the baby.
to my understanding the evolutionary period of Shawwal manifest the signs of
carrying responsibility and is ready to deliver [Al-Quran] which
is conceived by the womb of knowledge by an individual through the nourishing /
educating mental faculty called Rahman (55:1-2). The
manifestation period of Ramadan is the compiling and settling download of the
Quran. Although this information is not in the book Quran but it is important
to know its basic significance as this evolutionary phases plays an important
role for growth in every man's life and we cannot deny its theological
significance though in distorted shape believed by the majority of Muslims.
superficial rituals we celebrate in the name of religion has some deep hidden
connotations which we must try to discover - Originally the idea of 12
evolutionary manifestation are phases in man's evolutionary life cycle which
one must migrate (hijrah) from one phase to another, that's why it is called HIJRI
[migration of self] or التقويم الهجري literally signify molding the self by cutting off the self from previous beliefs / ideology, but this significance is lost and later on it was adapted as
the Lunar based Islamic calendar. Ideally every calendar must have fixed dates
throughout the year as on the basis of that farmer fixed their dates of
sowing and harvesting seasons. But if we understand this 12 manifestations as
evolutionary phases and not as months then there is no need for fix dates as
evolution of man can occur in any season provided he is prepared and ready to evolve. And this hijri makes sense too.
basic meaning of Al-Fitr - الفطر is to break, cleave, split - F -a-T-a-R-a = like
the Breaking of milk, emergence of pimples or cleaving of flesh and coming
forth of tooth - these reactions are called fatara. Some reaction that
incites the activity to take place is a result of chemical reaction recognized as
fatara. Thus the word fitrat is
also derived from this word, something which happens or emerges naturally but
with a cause.
back on the path of natural constitution is termed as Eid al-Fitr in
Arabic: عيد الفطر - From the manifestation of Ramadan till the
declaration of Hajj are the sacred levels for those who seek knowledge and
guidance. The word fatara is usually used for chemical reactions. The
beginning of change in man’s nature that occurs due to knowledge and
guidance of the revelation of Al-Quran which begins to manifest in man's fitrah
and is the cause of internal celebration and happiness. In other words Eid al
Fitr is a celebration of Nuzool e Quran on the agitated mind [Al-Naas] upon an
individual and not for entire mankind. The
in verse 2:185 is 3rd person masculine singular (form IV) passive perfect verb.
97:1 - إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ
The celebration of Eid is for changing of Muqadar [destiny] after the period of long
anxiety or dark phase [Lail] -
Are we eligible to celebrate Eid al Fitr ? Have we reverted back to our
original nature [Al-Fitr], the original nature on which Allah has evolved us
فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفًا فِطْرَةَ اللَّهِ
الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللَّهِ ذَلِكَ
الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ