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
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EID al-Fitr officially begins with the sighting of the new moon after sunset, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. However, before the festival can start it has to be officially sighted by a Shawwal moon-sighting committee. Here's what we know... What is the Shawwal moon-sighting committee? The role of a moon-sighting committee is to spot and chart the arrival of the crescent of the Shawwal moon. Once the crescent has been spotted the committee can then announce the start of the Eid Al Fitr celebrations. The committee in Saudi Arabia spotted the crescent on Thursday, which means today, Friday June 15, is the first day of Eid. Eid means the festival of breaking the fast, referring to a celebration of the end of daily fasting through the month of Ramadan. The celebration, usually marked with a feast, is held on the first day of Shawwal, the next month in the Islamic calendar. But the time varies around the world depending on when the moon is spotted by each … [Read more...] about What is the Shawwal moon-sighting committee, how do they announce the start of Eid and who are the members?
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