The spiritual meaning of Eid al-Fitr

By • Jul 19th, 2022 • Category: Quran Study

Session 21. Muslims mark the end of the Ramadan fast with Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر). They celebrate their accomplishment, and God’s gift of strength and endurance which allowed them to complete a whole month of fasting. Although Eid is typically viewed as a “holiday” (shared by all Muslims), but its authentic religious / mystical meaning is quite different: Eid is a private matter; it is experienced internally following a transformation and renewal. Perhaps Imam Ali was the first to take such an esoteric position on Eid, when he said: “any day in which we do not disobey God is Eid.” In this presentation, we will discuss the spiritual meaning and characteristics of Eid al-Fitr.

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