Faraz, a Muslim boy, describes the festival of Eid ul-Fitr. He describes the mosque, prayers, celebrations and giving of presents. The clip also discusses diversity within the Islamic community.
Students can list reasons why Id-ul-Fitr is a joyous occasion for Muslims. What do the students think is the significance of the act of fasting? They could compare the meanings and rituals of Id-ul-Fitr with those of other significant religious festivals, such as Christian Christmas or Jewish Yom Kippur. What are the similarities and differences, both in the beliefs that stimulate the festival, and the rituals involved?