“Happy Eid!” the Eid celebration cry resounds in Urdu from mosques, restaurants, bazaars and stalls everywhere. Eid marks the end of Ramadan and the end of the Muslim holy fasting – but it is also a time for family celebrations and the gathering of the belongings of Eid-keepers. Eid-moons across the world are flooded with wishes for a blessed Eid and an end to the fast.
Why is it necessary to wish Eid-moons or that Eid-Adha (person who celebrates Eid) good luck? What does it mean? Why do we give wishes? What does it symbolize? These are some of the questions that haunt a person on his/her way to Eid-ul-Adha, the most awaited festival after Ramadan.
First, in fact, Eid-ul-Adha is a religious festival and as such is celebrated with great fervor and excitement. Eid ul-Adha is a series of events, starting from prayers to food preparation to Eid-lar and finally reaching the last night of the festival. The event is highly revered and respected by Muslims and is one of the most awaited events in the Islamic calendar. It is the single most important festival after Ramadan and the main Eid celebration in Pakistan. A large number of people from Urdu attend Eid-ul-Adha.
The second question that follows is, why do we wish anyone a good luck for Eid? Why do we believe in good fortune and prayers? Can we really control fate? Is there really such thing as destiny?
The answer is yes; there is such thing as destiny and you can indeed control your fate and thereby gain some sort of control over it. However, just as with the Law of Attraction, which states, “Like unto itself is drawn”, the same law applies to “bad luck” and “falling lottery numbers”. While it is true that you can wish someone a happy Eid ul-Adha if you so wish (Eid-ul-Adha is actually a phrase used in Urdu and means ‘seclusion’) what you cannot wish is something bad for someone else.
- Zindagi ka har pal khushiyon se kam na ho, ap ka har din Eid se kam na ho, Yehi dua hain ki aisa Eid ka din aapko hamesha naseeb ho. Eid- Mubarak!
- All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifieth Allah; and He is the Mighty, the Wise. The Holy Quran [ 57:1] Eid Mubarak to You.
- I wish you & ur loved ones blessed days full of happiness and health. Eid Mubarak and many happy returns!
- Warm and loving Eid wishes, may this festival shower you with love, peace and goodness warmth and togetherness. Eid Mubarak!
- May the auspicious occasion of Eid, bless you with peace and bring joy to your heart and home. Eid Mubarak!
- I wish you a very happy and peaceful Eid. May Allah accept your good deeds, forgive your transgressions and ease the suffering of all peoples around the Globe. Eid Mubarak!
- May Allah fulfill your all dreams and hopes. May your life become a garden of heaven! Eid Mubarak to you and your lovely family!
- All the bright and happy things that life can bring on your way are wished for you today. Happy Eid Day
- On Eid Ul Adha, May all your sacrifices be accepted by Allah and you are showered upon by his love and blessings… Eid Mubarak!
- Some feeling can b left unexpressed, Some words can be left unsaid, But person like you can never be forgotten on this special day. Wish you a very happy and peaceful Eid Mubarak
A famous saying goes “give a man a fish and he will eat out of his own bowl”. What this means is, you can wish someone good luck, but you cannot wish them luck they will not achieve. This is because “wishing well” or “luck” is relative, depending on who you are speaking to. For example, a Muslim might wish someone a happy Eid but this might not be as lucky as a Christian. Therefore, it is up to the individuals themselves to determine what ‘luck’ means for them in their life.