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The Celebration of Eid Mubarak

On this day, we celebrate one of the biggest celebrations in the country – Eid Mubarak or more commonly known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri. The celebration marks the end of the month of Ramadan when Muslims around the world would fast – not eat or drink anything during the hours of daylight. At the same time, fasting during Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam; the others are Shahahad (declaration of faith), Solat (prayer), Zakat (charity), and the Hajj pilgrimage. And as the holy month of Ramadan has come to an end, Muslims are in anticipation of the celebration where they will greet each other with the phrase “Eid Mubarak”. So, what exactly does the celebration of Eid Mubarak mean? Tap on the post for further reading.

“In Arabic, “Mubarak” means blessed, and “Eid” means feast, festival, or celebration, hence, Eid Mubarak literally means “blessed celebration” or “blessed feast”.”

On this day, we celebrate one of the biggest celebrations in the country – Eid Mubarak or more commonly known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

The celebration marks the end of the month of Ramadan when Muslims around the world would fast – not eat or drink anything during the hours of daylight. Fasting during Ramadan is recognized as one of the five pillars of Islam; the others are Shahahad (declaration of faith), Solat (prayer), Zakat (charity), and the Hajj pilgrimage. When the new moon is seen on the evening of the last day of Ramadan, the fasting period comes to an end.

The sighting of the new moon is made by religious officials at various hilltops throughout the country and when the crescent moon is seen, the following day marks the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. This is the day when Muslims greet each other with the phrase “Eid Mubarak”.

Do you know that “Eid Mubarak” is the traditional phrase used by Muslims to greet each other during both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha? In Arabic, “Mubarak” means blessed, and “Eid” means feast, festival, or celebration, hence, Eid Mubarak literally means “blessed celebration” or “blessed feast”. However, you can also simply wish “Happy Eid” to your Muslim friends and family. During the celebration, it is a tradition for Muslims to come together to celebrate the breaking of their fast either at large- scale events, family gatherings, etc.

Here in Malaysia, the Muslims, including the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Prime Minister would host Hari Raya open houses. The purpose behind the open house is to open one’s home to the community to share the celebration of Eid. At open houses, food is served, and Hari Raya music is played in the background while laughter fills the air. Hence, it is a really special time for friends and family as well as the community to come together to celebrate Eid Mubarak.

At the same time, Eid Mubarak is a time to seek forgiveness for any wrongdoings one has done in the past year. You’d sometimes hear people wishing “Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir dan Batin” as a greeting which would mean, “Happy Eid Mubarak, I seek forgiveness from you physically and spiritually.” In return, the person gives you his or her blessing and sometimes an envelope with money in it.

In view of the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions this year as compared to the last two years, certainly, this year’s Eid Mubarak will be celebrated with utmost joy and festivities. That said, on behalf of myself, Michael, and my team at I am Michael Teh, we would like to wish all Muslims Eid Mubarak!

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Michael Teh, 2nd May 2022.

Michael Teh is a meditation coach devoted to a personal mission of awakening more people to higher consciousness. He teaches self-realization through meditation, qigong, yoga and philosophy.

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