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Reading Comprehension - Eid al Fitr


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eid al fitrEid al-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "to break fast"; and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal.

Eid al-Fitr is sometimes also known as the "Smaller Eid" as compared to the Eid al-Adha that lasts three days following the Hajj (the pilgrimage to Mecca) and is casually referred to as the "Greater Eid"

At the end of Ramadan every Muslim is required to pay Zakat al-Fitr (a special fast breaking alm) as a token of thankfulness to God for having enabled him or her to observe the obligatory fast.

Typically, on the day of the al eid Muslims generally greet each other have a small breakfast before attending a special Eid prayer that is performed in congregation at mosques or open areas like fields, squares etc. Muslims are encouraged to dress in their best clothes (new if possible) for the occasion.

Source: Wikipedia

Comprehension

  1. Eid al Fitr is celebrated at the beginning of Ramadan.
    a. True
    b. False
  2. Eid al Fitr is also called the greater Eid.
    a. True
    b. False
  3. Muslims fast on the Eid al Fitr.
    a. True
    b. False
  4. Muslims perform a special prayer on the day of the celebration.
    a. True
    b. False

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