Jamat Ul Vida: Why And How It Is Celebrated?
Ramzan is the ninth month as per the Islamic calendar. It is also known as Ramadan and is one of the holiest months in the Islamic culture. It is an important festival in the Muslim religion across the globe. Muslims celebrate Jamat Ul Vida on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan. An interesting fact about Ramzan or Ramadan is that the Muslim community believes that the holy Quran was shared with Prophet Muhammad. This year in 2023, Jamat ul Vida falls on Thursday 21 April.
Jamat ul Vida Meaning
Jamat ul Vida is celebrated just before another Muslim festival of Eid-al-Fitr. The word Jamat ul Vida, also known as Jummat-al-Vida has an interesting meaning. It means the Friday of Farewell. Apart from that, it also means good wishes as per the Holy Quran.
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Jamat ul Vida Significance
Jamat ul Vida comes just fall before the Muslim festival of Eid-al-Fitr, which doubles the excitement for the festival. Prophet Muhammad believed that offering prayers in the afternoon, especially on Friday gives you much more benefits than any other day of the week. Jamat ul Vida also comes on Friday, so the Muslim community has a strong belief that offering prayer on this day is always answered. On the day of Jamat ul Vida, people meet each other and pray for peace and harmony in the world.
On this day Muslim people do charity and offers food to the hungry and needy people. Also, they distribute things other than food among poor people. The gathering of Jamal al Vida’s meaning is very deep. It also gives strength to the unity of the community. The Festival of Jamat ul Vida is the day of spreading brotherhood in the community.
Jamat ul Vida Celebration
People of the Muslim community wakes up very early in the morning for visiting the mosque. In the Muslim community, men are mandatory to attend the congregation. For the whole day, Muslim people gathered in masses to recite the Holy Quran.
In India, at Hyderabad, Muslim people follow a very old tradition of going to the Mecca Masjid situated in Charminar. They go there to offer prayers on the day of Jamat ul Vida. The Mecca Masjid hold a prominent place in the Muslim community and it is one of the biggest mosques in India. This day is also observed as Majlis-e-Ittehadul. The annual Quran Day meeting at Mecca Masjid is also organised at the same place.
The prayers offered on this day are not ordinary, it includes forgiveness for the wrong deeds committed. Prayers are also offered to get guidance for future life.
There is another fascinating fact about this festival. Lakhs of Muslim people wear white attire to pray and the road that leads to the mosque are washed. The true meaning of Jamat ul Vida is nothing less than people in sherwanis and Rumi ‘topis’ pray to Allah together.
People believe that Allah listens to every prayer offered on the day of Jamat ul Vida. The day is a great sight to watch when a number of Muslim devotees go to the mosques and ask for blessings from Allah.
The day is an opportunity for the people of the Muslim community to develop greater and stronger unity.
May Allah grant you peace and prosperity. Wish you and your family a Happy Jamat Ul Vida.
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