Eid ul Fitr 2020

One of the most famous festivals of the Islamic society, Eid al-Fitr 2019 or Eid al-Fitr, is generally celebrated all over the world. Eid exactly means a “festival” or “feast” in Arabic. Eid Is a Gift after Ramadan. There are two Eid, which proclaimed in Muslim Countries Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul Adha.

Eid begins with special prayers in all cities, towns, and villages across the world. People meet each other and greet with the word “Mubarak,” which means Celebration. Eid Mubarak is a well-wishing prayer and Muslim People with friends and family members.

The Shawwal crescent sighted in the state of Saudi Arabia on the evening of May 23rd. Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 began in May 2020 in those regions who use the Saudi sighting as the date for Eid.

For countries that do not follow the Saudi date, Eid al-Fitr will be on May 24th, 2019.

Why is Eid celebrated twice a year?

 Words that are celebrated by the Muslims People are significant to the story of Islam.

Eid ul-Fitr means “Breaking the fast.”

Eid-ul-Adha means “Festival of Sacrifice.”

 Traditions of Eid ul Fitr 2019

eid ul-fitr 2019

Islam has five pillars, and Ramadan is one of them. Muslims believe that it was during the month of Ramadan that the text of the Quran revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. 

Muslims observe Eid Al-Fitr with prayers called “Salat ul Eid” in Arabic. There is no audible call to prayer for the Eid prayers. Muslims will gather in mosques or open spaces and offer two units of prayer – called “Rakats.” The prayers are followed by an address, in which the imam invites for compassion, kindness, and stillness for every being crossways the world.

Muslims not only celebrate the end of fasting, but they also thank God for giving them the power to far away from the sins. On this holy occasion, people wear new clothes and offer Eid prayers at MasjidEdgars, and open places across the country. 

“Holy Prophet (PBUH) did not go out on the day of Eid ul Fitr until he had eaten some sweet food.”

Narrated Ibn e Umar (R.A)

“Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) would order paying sadaqat before going to Salat on the day of Eid Ul Fitr.”

For many Muslims, Eid al-Fitr is a festival to show gratitude to Allah for the help and strength he gave them throughout the month of Ramadan to help them practice self-control.

The proper response to Eid Mubarak is “Khair Mubarak,” which wishes goodness on the person who has greeted you.

The first Eid al-Fitr was celebrated in 624 CE by the Prophet Muhammad and his companions after their victory in the battle of Jang-e-Badar, a turning point in Muhammad’s struggle with his opponents among the Quraish in Mecca during in the early days of Islam.

Popular Names

Eid-ul-Fitr is broadly recognized with several names like:

  • Honey Feast
  • The Sweet Festival
  • Choti Eid
  • Feast of Breaking the Fast

Eid-ul-Fitr, also spelled as Eid al-Fitar, is the most important festival of the followers of Islam. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said that Eid is a day of no fasting.

Why do Eid dates change each year?

The dates of Islamic events move back by 10 or 11 days a year.

This is because the Islamic calendar – also called the Hijri calendar – is based on the cycle of the moon and consists of 12 months in a year that is 354 or 355 days long.

This is 10 to 11 days shorter than the solar-based Gregorian calendar, followed by much of the western world, hence Islamic dates getting that much earlier each year.

 

Prayers of Eid-ul-Fitr

  • The special prayer of Eid is Tasbeeh or Salat.
  • People offered Eid ul Fitr prayer in Masjids, open places.
  • The prayer is followed by the raising of hands and Saying “Allah u Akbar” six times, which is known as Takbirs.

اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ ، اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ، اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ ، وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ، اَللهُ أَكْبَرُ، وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْدُ

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar laa ilaha ill-Allah, wa Allahu Akbar, Allah Akbar, wa Lillah il-hand.

(Allah is Most Great, Allah is most Great, Allah is most Great there is no god but Allah, Allah is most significant, Allah is most fabulous, and to Allah be praise)

 General ceremony

  • Muslims meet with another’s by saying Eid Mubarak, which is a greeting word to express your happiness.
  • People wake up early morning, take their bath, to be dressed in beautiful clothes.  
  • Most people eat sweet food before going to offer Eid prayer. 
  • Muslims try to reach the place of the offering of Eid Salaat by going different roads and use different ways to come back home.
  • Muslim people distributed to poor people. These proceeds of donations are a vital tradition and are called Zakat. 
  • Muslims Women wear new dresses and use Mehndi (Hina) on their palms.
  • Children get Eidi and Gift from elders.
  • People meet each other and in the homes of family and friends. It is an everyday activity and way of spending this holiday.

Some Pictures captured on the Day of Eid ul Fitr 2019: 

Children offer prayers during Eid ul Fitr at the Edgar Sharif Darbar in Rawalpindi.People attending worship come to offer prayers during Eid ul Fitr at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.

A man takes a selfie with his family after offering prayers during Eid Al Fitr at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan.

beautiful eid Mubarak card design with mosque silhouette

eid ul-fitr 2019

Conclusion  

A three-day holiday called Eid al-Fitr 2019, marking the end of Ramadan for Muslims around the world. Eid is graduation day for everyone who fasted; our spirits uplifted with humility and reverence. This extreme makeover becomes our badge of honor to share with everyone through actions and deeds. But perhaps the greatest blessing for Muslims knows that by fasting the entire month for God alone, all of our past sins have forgiven.

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