Eid al-Fitr marks the ending of the holy month of Ramadan and starts this Thursday in Iran and across the globe with coronavirus overshadowing the congregational rituals.
While this year around we all need to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in a pandemic, the happiness and sense of achievement are with us just like the previous years.
The Eid is announced at the beginning of the tenth month of the Islamic calendar called Shawwal and is determined when moon-sighting occurs in various countries.
On the Eid day, large meals are distributed with people visiting the houses of relatives and friends. However, for this year, social distancing has made next to impossible.
Many Muslim countries have either called off the Eid prayer and social gatherings.
The Eid comes after Ramadan; Muslims celebrate Eid to show thankfulness to Allah for allowing them to do their fasting. They take this month as an opportunity to repent to God and wipe the salt clean.
Such an occasion marks the month in which the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] and that is one of the reasons why this month is important.
Crew members of ifilm TV also congratulate the auspicious occasion to ifilmers and all Muslims around the globe and wish bests of the best for the entire Islamic nations.