Eid al-Fitr is distinguished by the need for the poor to ask questions by paying Zakat al-Fitr, which is obligatory for every Muslim who has food for a day and a night on the night of Eid, and it is given before the Eid prayer.
The first act of Eid is the Eid prayer on the morning of the Eid, approximately a third of an hour after daybreak. Muslims gather at the feast to exchange greetings and pay visits to their family and relatives. In addition, the Muslim pays visits to his friends, hosts his friends and neighbors, and is kind to the poor.
In many Arab nations, it is customary to greet someone with Eid Mubarak or Happy New Year.
The takbeer on the Eid, attending prayers in congregation, and distributing zakat al-Fitr while expressing joy and happiness over the blessings of the Eid and the blessing of completing the fast on Eid al-Fitr distinguished Muslim feasts from other feasts of the pre-Islamic era in that they were closeness and obedience to God, and in which they glorified and remembered Him, such as the takbeer on the Eid.
Muslims commemorate their feasts and link them to their glories; the feast realizes the spiritual dimension of Islam; it is of generality and comprehensiveness, allowing all people to participate in the realization of these meanings, sensing their blessed effects, and experiencing the feast’s events as time passes and the feast is renewed.
Many of Islam’s social and human implications are reflected at the feast.
Eid serves as a reminder of the rights of the weak in Islamic society so that the pleasure of Eid extends to every household and grace penetrates every family; this is the objective of enacting “Charity of Fitr” legislation on Eid al-Fitr.
The human significance of Eid is that it is a time when a huge number of Muslims experience pleasure and gladness at the same time, allowing their unity to be seen and their number to be counted.
On this day, the Prophet Muhammad allowed Muslims to express and affirm their gladness by singing, playing the tambourine, and other forms of approved amusement. Indeed, some hadiths suggest that exhibiting this delight on holidays is one of this religion’s rituals.