Is Eid Ul Fitr?
celebrate 'Eid ul Fitr on the first day of Shawwal -- the tenth
month of the Islamic calendar, following the month of Ramadhan
(in which the revelation started and ended 20+ years later,
and which is also the month of fasting). Following a Lunar calendar,
Muslims mark the beginning of the month with the sighting of
the new crescent.
The month long fasting
of Ramadan culminates into the festival of 'Eid-ul-Fitr (the
Festival of Fast-Breaking). It is a festival of joy, family
reunion and thanksgiving to Almighty God. The giving of a special
charity for this occasion is obligatory. This is known as Zakat.
Muslims dress in holiday attire, attend a special community
prayer in the morning, and visit friends and relatives. Greetings
of "'Eid mubarak," or "a blessed 'Eid" are
Ul Fitr Prayer
La ila-ha ill-lal-lah. Allaho-Akber, Allaho-Akber. Wa-lilahill
(Allah is great, Allah is great. There is no god but Allah.
Allah is great, Allah is great. And all praises are for Allah).
Abbass (ra) reported: " I participated in the Eid-ul-Fitr
prayer with the Messenger of Allah (saw), Abu Bakr (ra), Umar
(ra) and Uthman (ra), and all of them held Eid prayer before
Khutbah, and then the Prophet Muhammad (saw) delivered the Khutbah
(sermon)." ( Muslim )
Quotes On Quran
is the One GOD; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To
Him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything
in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.
put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a
moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily,
my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"
Sayings Of The
It enableth its possesor to distinguish right from wrong; it
lighteth the way to Heaven; it is our friend in the desert,
our society in solitude, our companion when friendless, it guideth
us to happiness; it sustaineth us in misery; it is an ornament
amongst friends; and an armour against enemies.