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Last Updated: 24th May, 2020

What is Eid?

Eid-ul-Fitr also spelled as Eid al-Fitar is the most important festival of the followers of Islam. Known to be originated by Prophet Muhammed, Eid is a day of no fasting. It comes at the end of the month of Ramadan with morning till evening fasting being a daily ritual. The first Eid of the year, Eid-ul-Fitr falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal or Shawwl.


Eid-ul-Fitr :-

Eid al-Fitr, which is also known as “Breaking of the fast”, lasts for three days. A specific prayer is recited on this day. Many people attend communal prayers and listen to sermons on the first day of the month of Shawwal which is held outside or in large venues. Some communities even organize different kinds of festivities including communal meals on this day. People travel to far places to attend these prayers and festivities. Some wear new clothes and visit relatives' house, exchange gifts or send cards and messages. Festive meals are prepared to share with friends and family. The day of Eid ul-Fitr is declared as a public holiday in many countries.

On this day, mosques across the world are decorated using lights and thousands of muslims offer prayers inside these mosques. Most of the Muslim countries declare the day as a public holiday.

Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid ul-Fitr Calendar
Weekday Date Year
Fri July 17 2015
Wed July 6 2016
Sun June 25 2017
Fri June 15 2018
Tue June 4 2019
Mon May 25 2020
Thu May 13 2021
Tue May 3 2022
Fri April 22 2023

Prayers of Eid-ul-Fitr :-

"Allaho-Akber, Allaho-Akber.
La ila-ha ill-lal-lah. Allaho-Akber, Allaho-Akber. Wa-lilahill hamd"


Means- "Allah is great, Allah is great. There is no god but Allah. Allah is great, Allah is great. And all praises are for Allah" is recited to honor and glorify the greatness of Allah.
  • The special prayer of Eid is known as Salaat.

  • The offering of prayer or Salaat on Eid-ul-Fitr consist two units called Rakats.

  • This prayer is offered in an open field or a huge hall where many people can be accommodated.

  • The prayer is followed by the raising of hands to the ears with repeated chants of “Allahu Akbar” or “God if greatest” for six times which is known as Takbirs.

Special prayer of Eid

Why Do Muslims Celebrate Eid ul Fitr?

  • Eid Al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan
  • In Muslim countries, Eid is an official public holiday. Schools, offices and businesses are closed so that family and friends can enjoy the celebrations together.
  • This festival lasts for at least three days.
  • Muslims exchange greetings with the general wish of “Eid Mubarak” meaning “Blessed Eid” with formal embraces and express their joy.
  • Muslims start the day by bathing, wearing their finest clothes and eating some dates before going to the Mosque for prayer.
  • Muslims are recommended to go to the Mosque by one route and come back from another, so as to spread the joy and make the festivities visible.
  • As a compulsory act of charity, Muslims are advised to distribute food or money amongst the poor. known as Zakat Al-Fitr. This consists of food, such as barley, dates, raisins or wheat flour to feed the poor Muslims
  • Men and women, to express their devotion to the God and the Prophet, wear clothes with the colors of green and white dominating their attire.
  • Sweet dishes are prepared at home and friends and family are invited over to celebrate.
  • Women wear a lot of bangles and apply Mehndi (Henna) to their palms.
  • Eidi or gifts are generally given to relatives and children. to mark the festivity of Eid.
  • Visiting family and friends to gather over meals, attend celebrations and spend time together.
  • In countries like Egypt and Pakistan, Muslims decorate their homes with lanterns, twinkling lights or flowers.
How do Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr?

 

Eid-ul-Fitr Messages

  • May the guidance and blessings of Allah be with you. Eid Mubarak
  • I wish that Eid day will be the Happiest Day of your Life Allah
    give you all the happiness and joy to you.
  • Have a joyous Eid with full of sparkling lights
    A warm and heartfelt wishes to tell you how much you mean to me.
  • May this beautiful occasion of eid gives you all the reasons to make your life even more beautiful.
    Wishing you a happy Eid day!
    Eid Mubarak!

Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi

Mawlid (Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi) celebration is observed marking the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Celebration of Mawlid takes place in Rabi' al-awwal, i.e. on the third month in the Islamic calendar. In some parts of the globe, like in Egypt the term Mawlid is used in a generic manner to mark birthday celebrations of historical religious figures like Sufi saints.

Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi Messages

  • On this holy day of Eid e Milad...
    May you be blessed with divine blessings... of Allah and his prophlet!
  • May the divine blessing of Allah... bring you immense happiness, peace and prosperity...
    Happy Eid ul Milad!
  • May the blessings of Allah be with you on Mawlid al- Nabi and always!
  • May all the blessings of the Allah be with you on Milad-un-Nabi! A very happy Eid to you and your family! Jashan Eid Milad Nabi Mubarak
Eid Mubarak

Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi Calendar
Weekday Date Year
Tue Dec 13 2016
Thu Nov 30 2017
Tue Nov 20 2018
Sat Nov 9 2019
Wed Oct 28 2020

Eid-ul-Adha

Eid-ul-Adha or Eid al-Adha is one of the widely celebrated festivals of the followers of Islam in India and all over the world. It is also called Id-ul-Zuha or Bakr-Id by the people of India. That's because the festival involves the sacrifice of a goat which is termed as bakr (in Urdu). Eid al-Adha is celebrated during the 10th to the 13th days of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijja. It marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

Eid-ul-Adha Messages

  • Happy Eid al Adha
    Wish you and your loved ones a blessed Eid.
  • Warm greetings on Eid-ul-Adha
    For you and your family.
  • May you have a Happy & blessed
    Eid-ul-Adha
  • On this joyous occasion of Eid sending across
    My warm heartfelt wishes...
    Eid Mubarak!
Eid ul-Adha Calendar
Weekday Date Year
Fri Sep 25 2015
Mon Sep 12 2016
Fri Sep 1 2017
Tue Aug 21 2018
Sun Aug 11 2019
Thu Jul 30 2020