As the Muslim world came together celebrate Eid, the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Birmingham hosted Europe's largest event with more than 140,000 people gathering in Small Heath Park.The huge celebration in Birmingham, organised by Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre (GLMCC), has grown ten-fold since it first began in 2011, and includes food stalls, a bazaar and a funfair.Ramadan is a time of fasting for the Muslim community, celebrating the ninth month of the year. Muslims fast from early in the morning, throughout the day until sunset for a month, abstaining from food, drink, smoking, sex and all 'sinful behaviour'.Eid, which means "festival of breaking the fast", is a religious holiday and last for three days when Muslims will give thanks to Allah and exchange small gifts and cards. Families – some who had travelled from as far as the USA – got to their knees in unison for morning prayers at 9am for the 'Festival of Breaking the Fast'.The traditional … [Read more...] about Eid Mubarak! 140,000 British Muslims enjoy Europe’s largest celebration in Birmingham
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The world’s Muslims have been gathering to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, with feasts to mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Eid al-Fitr translates from Arabic as “the feast of the breaking of the fast.” It occurs at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which ended on June 14 this year. During Ramadan, Muslims fast during daylight hours, recite special prayers, abstain from sexual activity and give to charity. Ramadan is seen as a month to cleanse the soul, and teaches practitioners increased self-discipline and empathy for those less fortunate. Eid al-Fitr begins at the start of the lunar month on the Islamic calendar, and therefore the day of the celebrations varies from place to place. When the new moon is sighted the holy month is complete and Eid takes place the following day. It’s celebrated for anywhere between one and three days. The most common greeting heard during this period is “Eid Mubarak,” which translates as wishing someone a … [Read more...] about Eid Mubarak! Muslims Around the World Celebrate Eid al-Fitr 2018, the End of Ramadan
EACH year Muslims in the UK and around the world celebrate the fesitval of Eid and the end of Ramadan. The festival is known in full as Eid al-Fitr and starts TOMORROW. What is Eid al-Fitr? Eid or Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting that started on May 16 and ends on June 14. Eid kickstarts the month of Shawwal, which begins with a feast to end the period of fasting. The celebration is a public holiday in many Muslim countries, but is not one in the UK, despite a campaign for it to be recognised back in 2014. During Eid, Muslims will often purchase new clothes for the occasion, and take part in festivals and celebrations. Many will wake up early to pray at a mosque or outdoor prayer venue. Gifts and cards are often exchanged among friends and family. Eid means "celebration" and Mubarak means "blessed", often Eid Mubarak is used as a greeting over this period. When is Eid al-Fitr 2018? This year, Eid starts on Thursday, June 14 and marks the start of a … [Read more...] about When is Eid al-Fitr 2018, what date does Ramadan end and what does Eid Mubarak mean?
MILLIONS of Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid this year as they take part in the "festival of the sacrifice". You may have heard some people using the phrase: "Eid Mubarak", but what does the greeting mean? Here's what you need to know... What does Eid Mubarak mean? Eid Mubarak is a traditional Muslim greeting reserved for the holy festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. "Eid" means "celebration" and "mubarak" means "blessed". The saying can be translated as "have a blessed holiday". When is Eid al-Adha? The celebration of Eid al-Adha will begin in the evening on August 2,1, 2018 and end four days later on Saturday, August 25. Eid-al-Fitr follows a month of fasting for Ramadan in June. Eid celebrations continue for different lengths of time in different cultures. In Qatar, for example, they celebrate for 11 days. While Oman enjoys a nine-day party. In the Islamic lunar calendar, Eid al-Adha takes place on the 10th day of the 12th month and lasts for four days until the 13th … [Read more...] about What does Eid Mubarak mean? Muslim greeting used during Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr festivals
May 15, 8:23 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Media & Culture By Suman Varandani @suman09 06/25/17 AT 6:35 AM Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, is here and Muslims around the world will celebrate this day with prayers, sharing gifts with family and friends and doing charity work. Not all the countries will celebrate Eid on Sunday though. Countries like Bangladesh, India and Pakistan will celebrate Eid on Monday.On Saturday evening, the White House issued a statement to mark the end of Ramadan. Eid will be celebrated in the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. on Sunday.Read: Eid Al-Fitr 2017 Date, Moon Sighting"Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity," the statement read. "Now, as they commemorate Eid with family and friends, they carry on the tradition of … [Read more...] about Eid Al-Fitr 2017 Quotes, Greetings And Wishes: Eid Mubarak As Muslims Mark The End Of Ramadan