Published On : Fri, Apr 12th, 2024

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Nagpur amidst traditional zeal and brotherhood

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Nagpur: The city witnessed the joyous celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr on Thursday, as the Muslim community came together with fervour and camaraderie at the Jama Masjid in Mominpura. Eid ul-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, commences at sunset on the night of the first sighting of the crescent moon. This significant event is preceded by the vibrant festivities of Chand Raat, the night of the moon sighting, and followed by congregational Eid prayers the next morning.

Despite inclement weather dampening the spirits with unexpected rainfall, the traditional Eid-ul-Fitr namaz and sermon, typically held at eidgahs, were seamlessly shifted to masjids. The resilience of the community shone through as they adapted to ensure the sacred observances were carried out with reverence.

Eid holds special significance as a day of reward for those who observed roza (fasting) and taraweeh (special night prayers). It is believed that Allah forgives the faithful who diligently performed these acts of devotion. Moreover, Eid serves as a reminder of the importance of compassion and charity, with Muslims urged to continue aiding the marginalized irrespective of caste or religion.

The festivities extended beyond religious boundaries, with social organizations, political parties, and cultural groups joining in the celebrations with unbridled enthusiasm. Various programs were organized to commemorate the occasion, fostering a sense of unity and solidarity among the diverse segments of society. People exchanged heartfelt wishes, further strengthening the bonds of camaraderie and mutual respect.

As the echoes of Eid-ul-Fitr resound throughout Nagpur, it serves as a poignant reminder of the values of empathy, unity, and spiritual renewal that define this auspicious occasion. May the spirit of Eid continue to inspire goodwill and harmony within the community and beyond.