The auspicious month of Ramadan is a time for reflection, contemplation and celebration. To help you prepare for a blessed month this Ramadan, we have provided the key dates to be aware of below.
When is Ramadan 2021?
The Islamic calendar follows the phases of the moon, commonly known as the lunar cycle. As a result, the Holy month of Ramadan falls approximately 10 days earlier each year in the Gregorian calendar. The Ramadan start date for 2021 is expected to begin on Monday 12th April 2021, following the sighting of the moon over Mecca. Lasting for 30 days, Ramadan will end on Tuesday 11th May 2021, with the celebratory days of Eid al-Fitr starting on Wednesday 12th May 2021 or Thursday 13th May 2021.
Key Ramadan 2021 Dates at a Glance
When Does Ramadan Start: Monday 12th April 2021
How Long is Ramadan: 30 days
When Does Ramadan End: Tuesday 11th May 2021
When Is Laylat al-Qadr: On or around Saturday 8th May 2021
When Does Eid al-Fitr Start: Wednesday 12th May 2021
Sawm is one of the Five Pillars of Islam and the Arabic word for ‘fasting’. Although fasting occurs elsewhere in the Islamic calendar, it is primarily associated with the month of Ramadan for the month-long fast. Fasting is a key part of Ramadan and all those of able body and sound mind should fast during this Holy time. Sawm takes place every day from sunrise to sunset and our Ramadan timetable of daylight hours makes it easier to prepare. It is essential to familiarise yourself with the fasting times as anyone who is still eating their suhoor (pre-dawn meal), at the completion of the Fajr (call to prayer) is disqualified from that day’s fast.
The sunset and the start of Maghrib prayers mark the end of the day’s fast. It is traditional to break the fast by eating dates, a proven healthy snack, before iftar (evening meal) which is normally eaten with friends and family.
Eid al-Fitr meaning ‘Festival of Breaking the Fast’, is the important holiday that follows the month of Ramadan. Celebrated for up to three days, Eid al-Fitr does not begin until the sighting of the moon although is expected to start on Wednesday 12th May or Thursday 13th May 2021. It is a time for great feasts, the giving of gifts to children and spending time with those dearest to you. Check with your local mosque for confirmation of dates and any community activities that are taking place near you.
Before the end of Ramadan and the special Eid al-Fitr prayer, all Muslims should make Zakat al-Fitr, a charitable contribution traditionally of a staple food item. Intended to help those less fortunate to enjoy the celebration of Eid al-Fitr with their friends and loved ones, you can donate Zakat al-Fitr through Muslim Aid and we will distribute food items to those most in need.
You can donate Zakat al-Fitr anytime throughout the month, however, like Zakat, many people choose to make their donation on Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Power) which falls in the last 10 days of Ramadan. The Night of Power is a special time, in which rewards are multiplied.
Refer to our Ramadan calendar 2021 to help you plan the best time to make your donation.
This year, for just £5 per person, you can donate your Zakat al-Fitr to Muslim Aid and we will provide a nutritious meal for someone less fortunate living in poverty. Please give generously this Ramadan and help us to provide for communities around the world.
Ramadan Mubarak from all of us here at Muslim Aid.
- Facts About Islam
- When Is Ramadan?
- Why Is Ramadan Celebrated?
- The Rules of Ramadan
- Eid al-Fitr
Ramadan is a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayer for Muslims, the followers of Islam. It is celebrated as the month during which Muhammad received the initial revelations of the Quran, the holy book for Muslims. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam. Each day during Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from dawn to sunset. They are also supposed to avoid impure thoughts and bad behavior.
Muslims break their daily fasts by sharing meals with family and friends, and the end of Ramadan is celebrated with a three-day festival known as Eid al-Fitr, one of Islam’s major holidays. Ramadan always falls on the ninth month of the 12-month Islamic calendar. Ramadan 2021 begins at sunset on Monday, April 12, and ends on Wednesday, May 12.
Facts About Islam
Islam is the world’s second largest religion after Christianity and has more than 1 billion followers. Islam originated in Arabia and has spread all over the world.
Countries with the largest Muslim populations include Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Egypt, Turkey and Iran. There are an estimated 7 million Muslims in America, along with Islamic places of worship, called mosques, in all 50 states.
Did you know? America’s first mosque was built by Lebanese immigrants in North Dakota in the 1920s. The mosque was torn down in the 1970s and later replaced. What’s believed to be the oldest surviving mosque in the U.S. was constructed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the 1930s.
Muslims believe that around 610 A.D. a man named Muhammad (c.570-632) from the Arabian city of Mecca started receiving revelations from God, or Allah, via the angel Gabriel. The revelations were collected into a 114-chapter holy book known as the Quran (or Koran), which Muslims believe contains the exact words of God.
Muhammad is, according to Muslims, the final prophet in a line of prophets (including Adam, Abraham, Moses and Jesus) who were chosen by God to act as messengers and teach mankind. Muslims believe there is one all-knowing God, and people can achieve salvation by following his commandments. In Arabic, Islam means “submission” or “surrender” (to God).
A series of formal acts of worship, known as the Five Pillars of Islam, are fundamental to the lives of Muslims. The pillars include shahada (a declaration of faith: “There is no deity but God, and Muhammad is the messenger of God”); prayer (Muslims pray five times a day); zakat (charitable giving); fasting and pilgrimage (Muslims are supposed to make a trip, or “hajj,” to the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, at least once in a lifetime if they are physically and financially able).
When Is Ramadan?
Ramadan 2021 begins at sunset on Monday, April 12, and ends on Wednesday, May 12. The following year, Ramadan 2022 will begin at sunset on Saturday, April 2 and end on Sunday, May 1.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the 12-month Islamic calendar, a lunar calendar that’s based on the phases of the moon. The lunar calendar falls short of the solar calendar by 11 days.
As a result, Ramadan doesn’t start on the same date each year and instead, over time, passes through all the seasons
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Why Is Ramadan Celebrated?
Ramadan is celebrated as the month during which Muhammad received the initial revelations of what became the Quran, the holy book for Muslims, from God.
The Quran states:
“The month of Ramadhan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it.”
The Rules of Ramadan
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk each day. They are supposed to avoid eating, drinking, smoking and sexual activity, as well as unkind or impure thoughts and words and immoral behavior.
Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint and self-reflection. Fasting is seen as a way to cleanse the soul and have empathy for those in the world who are hungry and less fortunate. Muslims go to work and school and take care of their usual activities during Ramadan; however, some also read the entire Quran, say special prayers and attend mosques more frequently during this time.
All Muslims who have reached puberty and are in good health are required to fast. The sick and elderly, along with travelers, pregnant women and those who are nursing are exempt, although they are supposed to make up for the missed fast days sometime in the future or help feed the poor.
The first pre-dawn meal of the day during Ramadan is called “suhoor.” Each day’s fast is broken with a meal known as “iftar.” Traditionally, a date is eaten to break the fast. Iftars are often elaborate feasts celebrated with family and friends. The types of foods served vary according to culture.
The conclusion of Ramadan is marked with a major celebration known as Eid al-Fitr (or Eid ul-Fitr), the Feast of Fast-Breaking. It starts the day after Ramadan ends and lasts for three days.
Eid al-Fitr includes special prayers and meals with friends and relatives, and gifts are often exchanged.
In 1996, then-first lady Hillary Clinton hosted the first Eid al-Fitr dinner at the White House. President Bill Clinton continued the tradition throughout the rest of his time in office.
His successor, President George W. Bush, hosted an iftar at the White House in 2001 and continued the dinners every year of his two terms in power. President Barack Obama followed suit, hosting his first White House Ramadan dinner in August 2010. After skipping it in 2017, President Donald Trump hosted iftar dinners to honor the Muslim holy month in 2018 and 2019.
Billions of Muslims around the world will soon bid farewell to the blessed month of Ramadan by celebrating Eid al-Fitri (also written and pronounced as Eid ul-Fitr) to commemorate a month of fasting and worshipping.
Sadly this year, many Muslims will be celebrating the Islamic holiday in self-isolation or in lockdown, as the pandemic continues to ravage across the globe.
Before the pandemic struck the world, the Eid holiday has always been a familial and community affair. Muslims would come together for prayers at the Masjid, visit their extended family to share food and gifts, and pay Zakat al-Fitr to the needy.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, however, Muslims have been forced to celebrate in self-isolation as mass gatherings have been prohibited to combat the virus.
Despite the continued restrictions this year, we shouldn’t let this hamper our Eid spirits. We can still enjoy and celebrate the blessings of Eid from the safety of our homes.
Here are some simple tips on how you can have a blessed Eid during a lockdown.
1. Make ghusl in the morning
Though you may not go to the Masjid or leave your house due to lockdown measures, you should still make ghusl, put on some perfume and dress up on this blessed day. After all, as Muslims, cleanliness is a fundamental part of our religion.
Ibn ’Abbas narrated, ‘The Messenger of Allah (saw) used to have a bath on the day of Fitr’. [Ibn Majah]
Plus, it’s also good to break up your normal lockdown routine with something different for a change.
2. Clean and decorate your house
While you may not be able to visit or invite as many people (or none at all, depending on where you live) because of the pandemic, you can still maintain your Eid spirit and light up the mood by fixing your house with Eid decor.
Not only will it elevate the look of your home and give it that festive feel, but it also gives you an opportunity to finally conduct that much-needed spring cleaning that your house deserves. Is Eid al-Fitri a good excuse to clean the house? It very much is.
3. Pray the sunnah Eid salah at home
Though it is more common and best to perform the Eid prayers in congregation at the Masjid, not many Muslims will be able to do that this year because of limited capacities or due to lockdown measures.
For those who are unable to join the congregation at the mosque, you can still observe it in a congregation with your own family members or individually by yourselves.
The Sunnah Eid prayer is a highly recommended prayer (Sunnah Muakkadah) and is considered to be one of the most highly regarded amongst other sunnah prayers (Nawafil), according to scholars.
Narrated by Al-Tirmidhi, hadith No. 542; Ibn Majah, hadith No. 1,756: “It is also sunnah to eat a few dates before going out for Eid al-Fitr prayer, and not to eat anything on Eid al-Adha until the Eid prayer has finished and one eats from his sacrifice, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) did on these occasions.”
4. Reconnect but don’t forget to maintain your social distance
The best part about Eid is getting to reconnect with loved ones, near and far. Though that may seem impossible because of the pandemic, it doesn’t have to feel that way.
In today’s digital age, you don’t have to leave your house to connect with loved ones. Set up a Zoom, Google or Microsoft call party with the entire extended family and form smaller groups with three to four people if you want to have more intimate sessions.
Remember, as much as you can try to maintain your distance even if you are celebrating with loved ones.
5. Dress up! Wear your best clothes
Time to ditch those overworn pyjamas and sweatpants for your best clothes this Eid. It doesn’t matter if you are just celebrating at home, you should still wear your best clothes.
If your culture is into henna paintings, you could even host your own virtual henna party! That is one way to spend time with your family besides eating together. Plan many fun activities at different hours of the day, so you don’t feel bored at home.
If this pandemic has taught us anything, is that it’s possible to have fun and spend meaningful time with loved ones at home. At the end of the day, Eid is about creating beautiful memories with those who matter the most.
6. Give gifts or Eid money online!
Don’t worry if you are unable to physically buy gifts or give Eid money or ‘duit raya’ as it’s called in the Malaysian tradition, to loved ones this year.
You can still buy your gifts online and deliver them to your loved ones. Many retailers now provide online solutions for their customers. You could also go to websites like Shopee or Lazada.
Giving gifts to our loved ones is a nice gesture that shows our appreciation and love for them. After all, the Prophet (saw) said, “Give gifts and you will love one another.” [Bukhari]
In fact, through Global Sadaqah’s new feature, you can put a smile on the faces of our loved ones by surprising them with a donation dedicated just for them! Let’s spread more smiles while helping those in need. Donate now!
7) Don’t forget to pay Zakat al-Fitr
Many families across the globe have experienced tremendous loss due to this pandemic.
Let’s show more love and care for our Muslim brothers and sisters around the world, and at the same time, uphold the community spirit by paying Zakat al-Fitr.
Eid will feel much better when we share our blessings with those who are less fortunate than us.
Ibn Umar (ra) said, ‘The Prophet (saw) ordered the people to pay Zakat-ul-Fitr before the people went out to offer the Eid prayers.
8) Stay cautious and vigilant
Though Eid will not be the same as it used to be, thanks to technology, we can still continue to practice some of our cultural traditions to keep our Eid spirits alive.
What matters the most this Eid is that we spend time with loved ones and continue to remember the blessings of Allah the Almighty.
Eid is just around the corner and there is so much to look forward to with friends, families and loved ones. Here are certain ways which would tell you how to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. It is exciting as well as refreshing to break your 29 to 30 days of fasting eventually with a stint off celebration.
What is more exciting is the different ways you can try out to celebrate this auspicious occasion and receive well wishes and blessings from every loved person. Our ways of how to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr can be followed to make the end of Ramadan, one of the best days.
Put An End To Your Prolonged Fasting Eid-ul-Fitr, or ‘the festival of breaking of the fast’, happens on the first and the only day of the month of Shawwal.
It is the day when the Muslims or anybody who performs the holy fasting of Ramadan, finally breaks the fast and offers services to Allah regarding the same pious cause. It is essential to put an end to the fasting, in order to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.
Perform Takbir Chanting the ‘Takbir’ or “Allahu Akbar” before sunrise is undoubtedly, a brilliant way to start your Eid-ul-Fitr. This would help you establish a peaceful and pleasant day.
Attend Prayers and Services Gather your loved ones and attend mosques or religious gatherings to cherish the spirit of this holy festival in ways unexplainable. Your inner strength would rise up and it is one of the best ways to appreciate Allah.
Join Hands With The Poor In any festival, be it of any religion, offering food or clothes to the needy is the best way we can celebrate it.
However, it is a tradition in Eid-ul-Fitr, which is termed as ‘zakat-al-fitr’, to provide the poor with money or clothing for support. This is a really good way to keep the entire community united and celebrate with fraternity.
Teach The Younger Members The Value Of Eid-ul-Fitr While the younger ones must know that Eid-ul-Fitr is the celebration that brings in joy and excitement, they must also be well aware of the importance of this festival and that it teaches us lessons of solidarity and love.
The elders and the younger members of the family could celebrate this festival by gulping in ‘sewain’ and discussing about the vividness of Eid-ul-Fitr!
Food and Delicacies If you follow the traditional way, special emphasis must be provided to sweets like ‘falooda’, ‘sewain’ and ‘halwa’. Also, Eid-ul-Fitr is best known for the sweets that people eat and offer.
However, there isn’t any strong rule of having just what has been prescribed traditionally. You can have whatever you love cooking!
How To Celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr By Looking Extraordinary After the fruitful month of Ramadan, stepping gracefully into a new month isn’t a bad idea at all. It is a tradition to gift new clothes to the people we adore and provide the poor with new apparels, who otherwise cannot get it for themselves.
Everybody needs to put on new garments with a smile. Having a quality time with your loved ones is something we crave for, all year long.
Festivals like Eid-ul-Fitr help us reconnect with old friends and family by rejuvenating the bonds of love, friendship and appreciation. Mass Prayers are ways to reconnect with Allah and the entire community.
Having said that, it is believed that Allah demolishes all hurdles, which makes Eid one of the most cherished festivals.
These ways of how to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr are simple but create a huge impact on the lives of everybody who get to be a part of it.
Eid-ul-Fitr is the three day Muslims festival which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Eid-ul-Fitr means “festival of breaking the fast”. Muslims all around the world will celebrate the three-day Eid-ul-Fitr festival very soon depending on the sighting of the moon. It is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal.
Here is the list of things that you need to know about the holiday celebrated by over 1 billion Muslims around the world.
- To Celebrate the End of Fasting: Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan or we can say at the end of fasting.
- Eid-ul-Fitr Begins on the Sight of New Moon: It begins when the new moon appears in the sky. Across the world, Eid-ul-Fitr starts at different times and even different days depending on geographical locations.
- Preparations for Eid Morning: On Eid morning Muslims cleanse themselves and wear new clothes, use perfumes and then go for Eid prayer.
- Eid Greetings: “Eid Mubarak” which means “Have a blessed Eid!” is pretty common Eid greetings of Muslims. Eid greeting also varies depending on the country and language. Other variations of Happy Eid are “Mutlu Bayramlar” in Turkish, “Selamat Lebaran” in Indonesia and “Barka da Sallah” in Hausa, a Nigerian language, and many others.
- Eid Prayer: After getting dressed Muslims gather for Eid prayer in mosques or outdoor locations. After that People visit relatives, friends and sometimes graveyards to pray for their dead ones.
- The Lesser Eid: Eid-ul-Fitr is also known as “the lesser Eid” because it is one of the two important celebrations in Muslims faith. “The Greater Eid” is Eid-al-Adha which celebrates the sacrifice of Hazrat Ibrahim (AS).
- Gifts and Visit to Family and Friends: Eid-ul-Fitr is a time of abundance, not just abundant food but Gifts are often given, especially to children. These gifts of money, accessories, flowers etc. are called “Eidi.” Other than this Muslims celebrate this festival with friends and family by visiting them.
- Eid-ul-Fitr lasts for three days: This holy festival traditionally lasts for three days but depending on how it falls on the calendar and also on different countries traditions.
Eid-ul-Fitr is a day of great festivity and thanksgiving to Allah Almighty for giving us a chance to celebrate the month of fasting. Muslims celebrate by gathering with friends and family, preparing sweet delicacies, wearing new clothes, and giving each other gifts. May Allah accepts our fasts and good deeds in the month of Ramadan and makes our Eid blissful! Ameen
Home to the world’s largest Muslim population, Indonesia gets even more fascinating during the celebration of Eid al-Fitr. Carried away in an atmosphere of victory and jubilee after a month of fasting, this holiday marks one of the best times to visit the beautiful and diverse archipelago.
From praying to socializing, shopping to charity, read on to discover how to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Indonesia.
Pray at Istiqlal Mosque
Thousands of people will gather at Jakarta’s Istiqlal Mosque for Eid prayers, celebrating the special event together with family and friends. Whether you come to pray or observe, this beautiful mosque and historical landmark gets much livelier during this Muslim holiday—shiny white shirts and veils bowing down together in gratitude and harmony as the prayer resounds through the air. You may also spot the nation’s public figures and leaders praying at the Istiqlal Mosque during Eid al-Fitr.
Silaturahmi means maintaining connectedness with one another, a concept held dear by many Indonesians, Muslims specifically. During the week of Eid al-Fitr, friends and relatives visit each other’s homes bringing gifts and sharing food while catching up. During the celebration of Eid, feel free to visit the neighbors you never get the chance to know, or the family members you haven’t seen in a while. They’ll surely appreciate the gesture and who knows, you may have more fun than expected.
Contribute to the community
What’s a better way to conclude the holy month of Ramadan than sharing your blessings with the less fortunate? Muslims know the concept of zakat, or obligatory tax paid during Eid that will be distributed to the poor and needy in their neighborhood. You can pay this through local or neighborhood organizations or independently, and directly make a contribution to the causes of your choice. Generally, Indonesians receive a generous amount of bonus from their employers during Eid celebration, and some are channeling part of that money for the needy. Consequently, it will be easier to find charity events or organizations to help out during this period.
Shopping for new clothes
Wearing new clothes at Eid al-Fitr has become a pleasant and well-kept tradition in Indonesia for generations. Consequently, big crazy sales will be everywhere, from boutiques to department stores. This is the excuse you’ve been waiting for to shop until you drop—got to respect tradition, right? Good to know: In contrast, the prices on groceries will spike up around this holiday so grocery stores may be unbearably crowded the week before Eid.
Try the delicious ketupat
This fancy-looking rice dumpling is ubiquitous during Eid celebration, packed inside a woven palm leaf in a dashing diamond shape. Ketupat can be eaten with countless options of traditional food, from chicken opor to the famed rendang dish, preferably enjoyed together with loved ones. In Java, ketupat symbolizes togetherness, and the act of giving this dumpling to your loved ones means asking for forgiveness as well as an invitation to live together in harmony for the year to come.
Observe traditional rituals
Despite being known simply as the world’s largest Muslim population, the case is much less straightforward than that. People carry out their religion in many different ways, and in Indonesia religious practices are often interwoven with culture and traditions. Yogyakarta, for example, has a tradition of Grebeg Syawal that involves locals scrambling about for a pile of produce provided by the Sultan. Lombok, on the other hand, celebrates Eid with a ‘ketupat war’ that symbolizes harmony among neighbors despite differences.
Short Paragraph on Eid ul-Fitr in 100 Words
Eid ul-Fitr comes after the holy month of Ramadan. After fasting for a month people break their fast and celebrate Eid with huge joy and happiness. It is the biggest celebration for Muslims all across the world. There is a long holiday in Muslim countries for this day.
On Eid day people wear new clothes and go for Eid prayer. After the Eid prayer, they distribute Fitra among the poor people, so that they can enjoy their Eid properly too. In increase brotherhood between people and let everyone come together equally. It is one of the biggest days for Muslims all over the world.
Paragraph on Eid ul-Fitr in 150 Words
Eid ul-Fitr is the biggest religious celebration among Muslims all across the world. After fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, people celebrate this day with so much joy and happiness. There so many beautiful activates on the Eid day. Before the Eid, people take so many preparations to make it enjoyable.
Everyone comes to spend this time with their family. It is a national holiday in Muslim countries. Eid Shopping is a huge part of the celebration. Everyone gets new clothes and shoes. On the Eid day, people get up early in the morning, and the bath.
Then they wear new clothes and go for Eid prayer. After the Eid prayer, they embrace each other and give Fitra to poor people. Fitra helps poor people to enjoy their Eid in a good way too. In every house, you will get different types of sweets and cakes. Overall it is an amazing celebration.
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After the holy month of Ramadan, Eid ul-Fitr comes with so much happiness and joy. People fast the entire month and they break their fast in Eid Day. Ramadan is the best time to reshape your character and the best time for self-judgment. Whole Muslim Ummah comes together and keeps themselves away from sin and evil activities.
On the last day of Ramadan, there is ‘Eid Moon’. Eid moon is so special and the next day is Eid Day. There are lots of activities and preparation that people do for this special day. The most important is the Eid Shopping. Women and kids love to go shopping.
Everyone gets new clothes. Even rich people distribute free clothes for unprivileged kids. It is a celebration to come together. In Eid day, people start their day with a bath in the early morning. Then they wear their new clothes and go for Eid prayer in Eid Gah.
Eid Gah is a huge field where people perform their prayer and then they embrace each other with love and happiness. They meet with old friends and relatives. Then people visit neighbors and relatives’ houses. Women cook different types of sweets and cakes in the house. They greet guests with delicious foods. It is an amazing celebration for all.
How do you celebrate Eid ul Fitr paragraph?
Eid traditionally start with prayers followed by a short sermon. In some countries the prayers take place outside, while others are hosted in mosques or large halls. After the prayers, Muslims wish thoe around them a happy Eid. People then visit relatives, friends and sometimes graveyards to pray for their dead.
How do you pray Eid ul Fitr at home?
Eid Prayer at Home Step by Step GuideEid prayer has two rak’ahs (parts) with extra takbeers. For each takbeer from the Imam, you have to raise your hands and quietly recite ‘subhanallah, walhamdulillah, wala ilaha illallah, wallahu akbar’.
How do we celebrate Eid Mubarak?
Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid al-Fitr by taking part in prayers that are followed by a sermon soon after dawn. The day continues with devotees wearing new clothes, exchanging greetings by saying Eid Mubarak, which means have a blessed Eid, and also distributing sweets.
What do you do on Eid day?
More videos on YouTubePerform Ghusl. The best way to feel fresh for Eid is to perform ghusl before going out to pray. Eat Before the Eid Prayer. Unlike on Eid Al-Adha, you should eat before the Eid prayer on Eid Al-Fitr.Dress Up. Recite Takbeer. Exchange Well Wishes. Go to the Eid Prayer. Switch Routes. Eat and Drink!
Can you say happy Eid?
How do you say Happy Eid? You can use the same greetings for both Eid al-Adha as you do for Eid al-Fitr, which is the smaller festival that takes place at the end of Ramadan. “Eid Mubarak”, with an emphysis on the “bar”, means blessed celebration and is the most common greeting.
Are there two Eids?
Why are there two Eids? Each year Muslims celebrate both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha – but the names often get shortened to just ‘Eid’, which is why it can be confusing. Eid al-Fitr – which means ‘festival of the breaking of the fast – is celebrated at the end of Ramadan, , a month when many adult Muslims fast.
What do Muslims celebrate in December?
Eid al-Fitr is Arabic for “festival of the breaking of the fast.” The festival marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
Why do we have 2 Eids?
2. Why is it celebrated twice a year? The two Eids recognize, celebrate and recall two distinct events that are significant to the story of the Islamic faith. Eid al-Fitr means “the feast of breaking the fast.” The fast, in this instance, is that of Ramadan, which recalls the revealing of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad.
Why is Eid so important?
Eid ul-Fitr is a very important festival in the Islamic calendar and was started by the Prophet Muhammad himself. It is also known as ‘The Feast of Breaking the Fast’ and is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan .
Which Eid is more important?
Eid ul-Adha is another important festival in the Muslim calendar. Some Muslims may regard this as the most important festival as it remembers the prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son when ordered to by Allah .
Why is Eid twice a year?
Due to this, the Islamic calendar year is shorter than the solar Gregorian calendar year by 10 to 12 days. Thus, Ramadan and Eid “rotate” through the Gregorian calendar and can be celebrated during different seasons in the Southern and Northern hemispheres.
What are the 3 Eids?
Each year Muslims celebrate both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, but the names often get shortened to just ‘Eid’ and that’s why it can be confusing. Eid al-Fitr – which means ‘festival of the breaking of the fast – is celebrated at the end of Ramadan, which is a month when many adult Muslims fast.
How long is Eid Al Adha?
This year Eid al-Adha started on Thursday 30 July, and will last until Monday 3 August. It falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar, which means that the date varies each year.
How do Muslims fast?
Fasting during Ramadan means abstinence from all food or drink, including water and chewing gum, from dawn to sunset. It is recommended that before sunrise, Muslims eat a prefast meal known as suhur. This meal often resembles breakfast, but in some cultures it may include more dinner-like foods.
Can you kiss during Ramadan?
Yes, you can hug and kiss your partner during Ramadan. Sex is allowed during Ramadam if you are married, but not during the fast. Since Muslims are normally allowed to hug, kiss, and have sex, they can continue doing so when the fast is over for the day.
Is kissing allowed while fasting?
All of that is permissible and there is no sin in it, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to kiss (his wife) when he was fasting, and touch (his wife) when he was fasting. …
Why do Muslims not drink?
Although the majority opinion holds that the intoxicant — alcohol itself — is banned, a minority view is that it is intoxication — getting drunk — that is forbidden. Far more common are Muslim drinkers who do not fast and, hence, wish to continue drinking during Ramadan.