Eid Al-Fitr

Eid Al-Fitr is a Muslim Festival, this festival is celebrated on the first day of Islamic month Shawwal which is the 10th Month in Islamic Calendar. The sight of the new moon before Eid Al-Fitr starts the new month and it marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims for having fast for 30 days (or 29 Days Depends upon Moon)

How Day is fixed for Eid Al-Fitr

Muslims use to follow Islamic Calendar which is based on lunar movement. As the Month of Ramadan starts by seeing the new crescent moon it is ended again by seeing new crescent moon and that marks the end of the month. Ramadan is the 10th month of Islamic Calendar and Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal. Islamic Months are of 29 or 30 days they are never of 31 days. So the date of Eid Al-Fitr is not fixed unlike other holidays like Christmas. And every year The Month of Ramadan comes early compare to Georgian calendar. For More Info on Lunar Calendar refer this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Calendario_Lunar_2017.png





Charity or Zakat

Charity or zakat is very important for a person who is able and earning, Charity is one of the five pillar of Islam. And it is mandatory for a Muslim to donate in the month of Ramadan and before the prayer of Eid Al-Fitr, for more details on charity or zakat Read More…

DO’S and Don’ts

Eid Al-Fitr’s Prayer is offered after Fajar (the Morning Prayer) and before Zohar (the afternoon Prayer).

It is forbidden to have fast on the day of Eid Al-Fitr, One should have at least one date before Eid Al-Fitr Prayer.

Listening to the Supplication is important on the day of Eid Al-Fitr.

Try to reach early for the Eid Al-Fitr Prayer.

Eid Al-Fitr Prayer is offered in an Open Space or in a Hall, but if the weather is not ok or any other conditions not allow then it can be offered in the mosque.

Eid Al-Fitr Prayer is always offered in Jamat (with all other Not Alone)

Try to put Non-Alcoholic Perfume generally called ittar/attar

Clothes

On the day of Eid Al-Fitr Muslims use to wear new clothes or the cleanest and the best one.

Prayer

Eid Al-Fitr prayer is offered in Open space or in hall and it offered in Jamat and it is offered after Fajar Prayer and Before Zohar Prayer.

This Prayer is of two rakats with Six Takbirs (Takbir means raising hands up, upto the Ears and saying Allahu Akbar-Allah is Great), Three Takbirs are used to be done in first rakat and three Takbirs are done in second rakats.

Listening to the Lecture delivered by the Imam is important on the day of Eid Al-Fitr.

Putting Non-Alcoholic perfume is also considered as sunnat in Islam.



Food and Sweets

In Asian Countries a recipe made up of Milk and very thin noodles and dry fruits is very popular it is called Sheer Khurma which is prepared by almost everyone in their homes and Muslims use to make different type of sweets and in food the famous dish is Biryani this are the food from Asian Countries in many other Muslim countries they use to prepare many other delicious dishes.

Get to Gather

One of the Main event on the day of Eid Al-Fitr is to get to gather, after the prayer all the relatives used to visit each other’s house for greetings, wishes this will continue for almost 10 to 15 days after Eid Al-Fitr.

Gifts

On the day Eid Al-Fitr Elders use to give gifts and money to the children for having fun.

Holidays and Celebration

In many countries Eid Al-Fitr is celebrated for one day or two day but in Islamic Countries this Festival is celebrated from 2 to 12 days and in between this no Government Official work is done.

In many locations Fair is organized on the day of Eid Al-Fitr.

For Eid Al-Fitr Greetings and Images Click Here… (Downloadable Format).

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