The tenth month of the Islamic calender is Shawwal. In respect of the significance and importance of Eid ul Fitr the following sayings should be remembered.
Hazrat Abu Hurraira (Radi Allahu Anh) reported that the messenger of Allah Ta’ala, Hazrat Mohummed (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "when the eve of Eid ul Fitr comes, all the angels rejoice. Allah Almighty says: "Oh My Angels! What is the reward of those labourers who have completed their task?" The angels reply that they should be fully rewarded. Allah Almighty then says:
"Be witness, I have forgiven them all."
Hazrat Abu Amamah (Radi Allahu Anh) reported that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, "Anyone who keeps alive the two nights of Eid (i.e- the eve of Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adhu) by remaining awake in the worship of Allah, his heart will not die on that day when every heart will be dead."
Hazrat Muaz ibn Jabal (Radi Allahu Anh) reported that the Prophet of Allah Ta’ala (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, 10th nights of Zil-Hajj, the eve of Eid ul Fitr and the 15th night of Sha’baan) in the worship of Allah, by reciting the Quran, engaging in Zikr, rendering na’at Shareef and Darood-O-Salam, they have made Paradise obligatory for themselves.