Fatimid Feasts and Festivals: ‘Id al-Fitr – A talk by Professor Paul Walker

Fatimid Feasts and Festivals: ‘Id al-Fitr - A talk by Professor Paul WalkerThe Fatimids were famous for the remarkable variety of celebrations of feasts and festivals.

In this talk, Paul Walker, drawing upon a range of historians – many of whom provided eye witnesses accounts – describes several celebrations such as the Ashura, ‘Id al-Fitr, ‘Id al-Adha, ‘Id al-Ghadir and the Dam Breaking ceremony.

The Fatimids also encouraged celebration of some Christian festivals such as the Christmas and the Coptic New Year. Prof. Walker proposes that in most cases these celebrations intensified and became increasingly elaborate towards the last decades of the Fatimid era.

Click here to watch: http://www.iis.ac.uk/video

Fatimid Feasts and Festivals: ‘Id al-Fitr - A talk by Professor Paul Walker

Header image: Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat – ©2011 Thomas Lewandovski


Also read: Eid ul-Fitr Should Foster Brotherhood in the Muslim Umma and Provide Spark of Hope For the Less Privileged | Simerg

The festival of Eid, also known as Bairam or Eid Ramadan is one of the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar. It is an occasion for celebration and rejoicing for Allah’s Bounty upon mankind for His revelation of the Holy Qur’an during the month of Ramadan. It is also a time for individuals to express their gratitude to Allah for having given them the strength, courage and resilience to complete the fast, and thus fulfilling the duty enjoined upon them by Allah.

More at the source: Simerg



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