It is believed that God conveyed the
message of Koran to Hazarat Mohammed through Gabriel in
the days of Razman. The whole month of Razman is sacred.
All through this month the devout Muslims keep strict fast
during the day. After sunset, Namaz is offered and then
the fast is broken. At some places, to announce the time
of breaking the fast, cannons are fired. They get up at
dawn and take up light refreshment and then again the fast
begins. The fast continues for about a month. It begins
with the new moon and terminates with next new moon.
month following Razman is called Shawwal. On the first of
Shawwal is Id-ul-fitr celebrated. It is a festival of
great cheer, rejoicing and festivity. Throughout India it
is observed with great enthusiasm, fervour and gaiety. On
this day people were new and best clothes, and other
accessories; offer mass Namaz at Idgah and other mosques.
After the Namaz, the Imam delivers a religious lecture and
then they greet and embrace one another with warmth and
affection. Hindu also great and embrace their Muslim
friends in a spirit of brotherhood.
whole day of Id is spent in festivity and exchange of
sweets, good wishes and visits. Sewayyan, a sweet dish is
specially prepared on this occasion and distributed among
friends, neighbours and relatives. It is a great social
and religious festival of Muslims and the poor and needy
are given money, food, clothes etc. in charity. Muslim
women also celebrate it with great zest and enthusiasm.
They wear their fineries, jewellery and apply henna on
their feet and hands. On this day, Muslims greet each
other by saying, ‘Id Mubarak!’