Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims across the world, is being celebrated in Bangladesh with due solemnity, religious fervor and zeal. The festival marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
Like the previous year, this year Eid is being celebrated in a different scenario without any outdoor programme and Eid jamaat at Eidgahs across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Traditionally, Eid al-Fitr is celebrated with joy and festivities. On this day, Muslims wear the best dress they have and offer Eid prayers. They greet each other with ‘Eid Mubarak’, which means ‘have a blessed Eid’. Muslims also visit the graves of their loved ones. Muslims give donations to the poor, known as Zakat al-Fitr, or charity of fast-breaking. They believe that after Ramadan their sins are forgiven. Children are given gifts on Eid that is called Eidi, which can be in the form of money, accessories, food and flowers.
Renowned Bangladeshi poet, lyricist and composer Mahbubul Khalid has penned a song on the holy occasion that’s highlights the significance of the day. Late Ahmed Imtiaz Bulbul had composed the music of the song titled ‘Eid Elo Re’ (Eid has Arrived). Young and promising singers Rafsan and Saran rendered their voices to the song.
The song has been published on ‘www.khalidsangeet.com’, a website that contains the songs and poems of Mahbubul Khalid. Besides, videos of the song has also been released on YouTube’s ‘Khalid Sangeet’ channel. A fresh music video was released on the eve of Eid where four models Pranon, Shanta, Nayon and Salehin appeared.
About the song, lyricist Mahbubul Khalid said: Eid-ul-Fitr comes with the blessings of God. The holy festival removes the difference between the rich and the poor. They all appear to Allah together to perform prayer and exchange Eid greetings embracing each other. Eid brings harmony and amity among people. These messages are conveyed in this song. Hope all will love it.
Mentionable, the poems and songs written by Mahbubul Khalid contain religious and social festivals of different religions. He writes and composes songs for all humankind irrespective of race, religion and caste. To him, music is not for any race or religion, music is for everyone. His songs and poems are rich with the message of love and humanity.
Apart from Eid-ul-Fitr, Mahbubul Khalid also wrote songs about on the Muslim religious festivals of Ramadan, Shab-e-Barat, Shab-e-Qadr, Shab-e-Meraj, Eid-ul-Azha, Hajj, Eid-e-Miladunnabi etc. He has also written songs on other religious festivals such as Durga Puja, Mahalaya, Lord Krishna and Holi of Hindus, Christmas of Christians, Buddha Purnima of Buddhists and so on. These songs written by Mahbubul Khalid clearly show the perspectives and significances of the respective days and festivals.
The YouTube link of the song ‘Eid Elo Re’: https://youtu.be/lQIWDanmKic
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