Eid Mubarak 2019
Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha are the main two annual Islamic celebrations. Eid al-Fitr translates as the ‘festival of breaking the fast’ and happens immediately after Ramadan, with festivity, day-time feasts and family gatherings. Eid al-Adha is the second celebration in the year and translates as the ‘festival of sacrifice’. And that’s just what it is as, traditionally during this time, animals like sheep and goats are slaughtered. It’s approximately 70 days after the end of Ramadan, and marks the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca (another pillar of Islam).
Eid al-Fitr (/iːd/ eed; Arabic: عيد الفطر ʻĪd al-Fiṭr) is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (ṣawm). This religious Eid (Muslim religious festival) is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality.
Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى, translit. ʿīd al-ʾaḍḥā, lit. ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’), also called the “Festival of Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year (the other being Eid al-Fitr), and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. But, before Abraham could sacrifice his son, God provided a lamb to sacrifice instead. In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts: one part of the share is given to the poor and needy; second part is for the home, third is given to relatives.
It’s the Holy Month in the Islamic Calendar, when Muslims fast (also known as sawm) from sunrise to sunset for approximately 30 days. Doing so is one of the five pillars of Islam. The dates change annually as they’re determined by the sighting of a new moon – for many Muslims, from Saudi Arabia. The start and end of Ramadan will be declared the day before.
Ramadan (/ˌræməˈdɑːn/; Arabic: رمضان Ramaḍān also known as Ramazan, romanized as Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths.
The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramiḍa or ar-ramaḍ, which means scorching heat or dryness. Fasting is fard (obligatory) for adult Muslims, except those who are suffering from an illness, travelling, are elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding, diabetic, chronically ill or menstruating. Fasting the month of Ramadan was made obligatory (wājib) during the month of Sha’ban, in the second year after the Muslims migrated from Mecca to Medina. Fatwas have been issued declaring that Muslims who live in regions with a natural phenomenon such as the midnight sun or polar night should follow the timetable of Mecca, but the more commonly accepted opinion is that Muslims in those areas should follow the timetable of the closest country to them in which night can be distinguished from day.
While fasting from dawn until sunset, Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking, and engaging in sexual relations. Muslims are also instructed to refrain from sinful behavior that may negate the reward of fasting, such as false speech (insulting, backbiting, cursing, lying, etc.) and fighting except in self-defense. Pre-fast meals before dawn are referred to as Suhoor, while the post-fast breaking feasts after sunset are called Iftar. Spiritual rewards (thawab) for fasting are also believed to be multiplied within the month of Ramadan. Fasting for Muslims during Ramadan typically includes the increased offering of salat (prayers), recitation of the Quran and an increase of doing good deeds and charity.
History of Ramadan / Origins of Ramadan
The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not a hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful.[Quran 2:185]
It is believed that the Quran was first revealed to Muhammad during the month of Ramadan which has been referred to as the “best of times”. The first revelation was sent down on Laylat al-Qadr (The night of Power) which is one of the five odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan. According to hadith, all holy scriptures were sent down during Ramadan. It is further believed that the tablets of Ibrahim, the Torah, the Psalms, the Gospel and the Quran were sent down on 1st, 6th, 12th, 13th[note 2] and 24th Ramadan, respectively.
According to the Quran, fasting was also obligatory for prior nations and is a way to attain taqwa, fear of God.[Quran 2:183] God proclaimed to Muhammad that fasting for His sake was not a new innovation in monotheism, but rather an obligation practised by those truly devoted to the oneness of God. The pagans of Mecca also fasted, but only on the tenth day of Muharram to expiate sins and avoid droughts.
The ruling to observe fasting during Ramadan was sent down 18 months after Hijra, during the month of Sha’ban in the second year of Hijra in 624 CE.
Abu Zanad, an Arabic writer from Iraq who lived after the founding of Islam, in around 747 CE, wrote that at least one Mandaean community located in al-Jazira (modern northern Iraq) observed Ramadan before converting to Islam.
According to historian Philip Jenkins, Ramadan comes “from the strict Lenten discipline of the Syrian Churches”, a postulation corroborated by other scholars, such as the theologian Paul-Gordon Chandler. This suggestion is based on the Orientalist idea that the Quran itself has Syriac Christian origins, a claim to which some Muslim academics such as M. Al-Azami, object. With professional athletes sharing their experiences of fasting during this religious period, Ramadan is more in the public eye than ever before – and while tradition, culture and religion remain at the forefront, more and more Muslims are finding ways to fit their lifestyle around their faith.
Hilāl (the crescent) is typically a day (or more) after the astronomical new moon. Since the new moon marks the beginning of the new month, Muslims can usually safely estimate the beginning of Ramadan. However, to many Muslims, this is not in accordance with authenticated Hadiths stating that visual confirmation per region is recommended. The consistent variations of a day have existed since the time of Muhammad.
Night of Power of Ramadan
The Arabic Laylat al-Qadr, translated to English is “the night of power” or “the night of decree”, is considered the holiest night of the year. This is the night in which Muslims believe the first revelation of the Quran was sent down to Muhammad stating that this night was “better than one thousand months [of proper worship]”, as stated in Chapter 97:3 of the Qu’ran.
Also, generally, Laylat al-Qadr is believed to have occurred on an odd-numbered night during the last ten days of Ramadan, i.e., the night of the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th. The Dawoodi Bohra Community believe that the 23rd night is Laylat al-Qadr.
End of Ramadan
The holiday of Eid al-Fitr (Arabic:عيد الفطر) marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the next lunar month, Shawwal. This first day of the following month is declared after another crescent new moon has been sighted or the completion of 30 days of fasting if no visual sighting is possible due to weather conditions. This first day of Shawwal is called Eid al-Fitr. Eid al-Fitr may also be a reference towards the festive nature of having endured the month of fasting successfully and returning to the more natural disposition (fitra) of being able to eat, drink and resume intimacy with spouses during the day.
The common practice during Ramadan is fasting from dawn to sunset. The pre-dawn meal before the fast is called the suhur, while the meal at sunset that breaks the fast is the iftar.
Muslims also engage in increased prayer and charity during Ramadan. Ramadan is also a month where Muslims try to practice increased self-discipline. This is motivated by the Hadith, especially in Al-Bukhari that “When Ramadan arrives, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of hell are locked up and devils are put in chains.”
Fasting in Ramadan
Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam. The fast (sawm) begins at dawn and ends at sunset. In addition to abstaining from eating and drinking, Muslims also increase restraint, such as abstaining from sexual relations and generally sinful speech and behaviour. The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the soul by freeing it from harmful impurities. Ramadan also teaches Muslims how to better practice self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, and empathy for those who are less fortunate; thus encouraging actions of generosity and compulsory charity (zakat).
It becomes compulsory for Muslims to start fasting when they reach puberty, so long as they are healthy and sane, and have no disabilities or illnesses. Many children endeavour to complete as many fasts as possible as practice for later life.
Exemptions to fasting are travel, menstruation, severe illness, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. However, many Muslims with medical conditions insist on fasting to satisfy their spiritual needs, although it is not recommended by the hadith. Professionals should closely monitor such individuals who decide to persist with fasting. Those who were unable to fast still must make up the days missed later.
Suhur in Ramadan
Each day, before dawn, Muslims observe a pre-fast meal called the suhur. After stopping a short time before dawn, Muslims begin the first prayer of the day, Fajr.
Iftar in Ramadan
At sunset, families hasten for the fast-breaking meal known as iftar. Dates are usually the first food to break the fast; according to tradition, Muhammad broke fast with three dates. Following that, Muslims generally adjourn for the Maghrib prayer, the fourth of the five daily prayers, after which the main meal is served.
Social gatherings, many times in a buffet style, are frequent at iftar. Traditional dishes are often highlighted, including traditional desserts, and particularly those made only during Ramadan. Water is usually the beverage of choice, but juice and milk are also often available, as are soft drinks and caffeinated beverages.
In the Middle East, the iftar meal consists of water, juices, dates, salads and appetizers, one or more main dishes, and various kinds of desserts. Usually, the dessert is the most important part of iftar. Typical main dishes are lamb stewed with wheat berries, lamb kebabs with grilled vegetables or roast chicken served with chickpea-studded rice pilaf. A rich dessert, such as luqaimat, baklava or kunafeh (a buttery, syrup-sweetened kadaifi noodle pastry filled with cheese), concludes the meal.
Over time, iftar has grown into banquet festivals. This is a time of fellowship with families, friends and surrounding communities, but may also occupy larger spaces at masjid or banquet halls for 100 or more diners.
Charity or Zakāt in Ramadan
Charity is very important in Islam, and even more so during Ramadan. Zakāt, often translated as “the poor-rate”, is obligatory as one of the pillars of Islam; a fixed percentage of the person’s savings is required to be given to the poor. Sadaqah is voluntary charity in giving above and beyond what is required from the obligation of zakāt. In Islam, all good deeds are more handsomely rewarded during Ramadan than in any other month of the year. Consequently, many will choose this time to give a larger portion, if not all, of the zakāt that they are obligated to give. In addition, many will also use this time to give a larger portion of sadaqah in order to maximize the reward that will await them at the Last Judgment.
Nightly prayers in Ramadan
Tarawih (Arabic: تراويح) refers to extra prayers performed by Muslims at night in the Islamic month of Ramadan. Contrary to popular belief, they are not compulsory. However, many Muslims pray these prayers in the evening during Ramadan. Some scholars[who?] maintain that Tarawih is neither fard or a Sunnah, but is the preponed Tahajjud (night prayer) prayer shifted to post-Isha’ for the ease of believers. But a majority of Sunni scholars regard the Tarawih prayers as Sunnat al-Mu’akkadah, a salaat that was performed by the Islamic prophet Muhammad very consistently.
In addition to fasting, Muslims are encouraged to read the entire Quran. Some Muslims perform the recitation of the entire Quran by means of special prayers, called Tarawih. These voluntary prayers are held in the mosques every night of the month, during which a whole section of the Quran (Juz’, which is 1/30 of the Quran) is recited. Therefore, the entire Quran would be completed at the end of the month. Although it is not required to read the whole Quran in the Tarawih prayers, it is common.
Ramadan 2019 will begin on Tuesday, 7th May 2019 (according to Saudi Arabia) and end on Tuesday, 4th June 2019. Eid al Fitr 2019 will be on Wednesday, 5th June 2019. This is the tentative date as the actual date is contingent on the sighting of the moon of Ramadan 2019, the 9th month in the Islamic calendar (Hijri 1440). The length of the Month varies between 29 and 30 days depending on the sighting of the Shawwal Moon which leads to the awaited festival of Eid ul Fitr on the 1st of Shawwal.
When is Ramadan?
This year Ramadan is due to start on the evening of Sunday, May 5, and will continue for 30 days until Tuesday, June 4.
However, the beginning and end are determined by the lunar Islamic calendar – meaning it will depend on when the new moon is sighted. Hilal, the crescent, is usually a day or more after the astronomical new moon.
The “night of power” or “night of decree” is considered the holiest night of the year, as Muslims believe the first revelation of the Koran was sent down to Muhammad on this night. It’s thought to have occurred on an odd-numbered night during the last 10 days of Ramadan – the 21, 23, 25, 27 or 29th.
The holiday of Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and the beginning of the next lunar month.
RAMADAN MUBARAK OR RAMADAN KAREEM CORRECT?
Ramadan Mubarak is the most common greeting used by Muslims, and translates to “have a blessed Ramadan”.
Ramadan Kareem is another phrase often used, however, there is some debate as to whether it is appropriate.
Some say that the phrase, which means “may Ramadan be generous to you”, goes against the teachings of Islam because Ramadan itself cannot be generous.
As Saudi Arabian scholar Sheikh Al-Uthaymeen explained, “it should be said ‘Ramadan Mubarak’, or whatever is similar to it, because it is not Ramadan itself that gives so that it can be Kareem (generous), in fact, it is Allah who placed the grace in it, and made it a special month, and a time to perform one of the pillars of Islam”.
Ramadan Wishes – The holy month Ramadan is one of the 5 pillars of Islam and an exceptional opportunity for all Muslims to purify their thoughts, body, coronary heart and soul through fasting and praying to Almighty Allah. The Ramadan isn’t always simplest for fasting but additionally, all Muslims have to devote themselves in self-sacrifice like abstain from taking drink or food and bodily wishes, asking forgiveness for their wrongdoings and devoting themselves to Allah. And make certain that your buddies and circle of relatives have the proper blessings of this Ramadan so inform them about the activities and obligations of this holy month. Here are some Ramadan Kareem Wishes and messages to greet your Muslim buddies and family to have a glad Ramadan that might make them experience extra attentive to fulfil all spiritual duty of this holy Ramadan.
- Alhamdulillah, We got the Ramadan once more in our life! You know about the paramount importance of this month. Make proper utilize of these days with TAQWA, Happy Ramadan!
- My dear, The crescent moon is sighted. And it’s Ramadan comes again. May the holy Ramadan brings happiness and joys in your life. Happy Ramadan Kareem!
- Almighty Allah offered lots of spiritual reward for this month of Ramadan! You must observe fasting and refrain from sinful activities. May Allah bless you and your family. Happy Ramadan Kareem!
- I hope you will achieve the purification of the soul upon commemorating the month of Ramadan. Wishing you a blessed and Happy Ramadan!
- I wish you and your family from deeps of my hearts a very happy Ramadan. Always remember me in your prayers.
- May Allah bring lots of happiness and blessings in your lives. Happy Ramadan Kareem!
- O Allah forgive us for all our sins and take us in your blessings and happiness. We are very weak, give us the strength to fight against sins.
- I wish you and your family be protected and blessed by Allah Almighty. He is the only saviour. Ramadan Mubarak.
- May Allah fills our heart with courage and makes our way closer to the victory. May Allah be always with us.
- I wish you and your family to be able to do good deeds this Ramadan. O Allah forgive us for all our sins.
- As we celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, I wish that happiness and joy find you and fill your house. Ramadan Mubarak!
- May Allah gives us the strength to start this Ramadan in a positive way. Happy Ramadan Kareem!
Ramadan its the month of blessing in which Quran was revealed to Muhammad (Peace be upon him) and fasting in Ramazan is one of the five pillars of Islam. Fasting is for our benefits and Allah says in Quran.
beautiful quotes about Ramadan will boost up your Emaan if you read them and feel the importance of this blessing month believe me these are really good Ramadan messages for Muslims. One man was chosen by the divinity to be a prophet of peace and destined to be the founder of a new religion. He was the great Prophet Muhammad, the man who gave birth to Islam and who was given the sacred knowledge of the Quran on a sacred month better known now as Ramadan. With Ramadan coming up soon, we bring you a handful of sacred quotes related to Ramadan from the holy Quran. Go through these beautiful Ramadan quotes and imbibe the spirit of the holy occasion. If you like reading these Ramadan quotes, share this page in all social media like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. Wish you a very happy Ramadan!
“When My servants ask you about Me, I am always near. I answer their prayers when they pray to Me. The people shall respond to Me and believe in Me, in order to be guided.”
“Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.”
“Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down as a guide to making and a clear guidance and judgment (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong?)”
“Whoever Allah wishes to show goodness, he gives him understanding of the religion.”
“Even if all the trees on earth were pens, and the ocean inks, with seven more oceans added to it, the words of Allah would not be exhausted: for Allah is infinite in power and wisdom”
“If allah helps you, none can overcome you, and if he forsakes you, who is there after him that can help you?and is allah (alone) let believers put their trust. “
“Ramadan is the month whose beginning is mercy, whose middle is forgiveness and whose end is freedom from fire. “
“Whosoever recites only one ‘Ayat’ in Holy Ramadan, he will be awarded as if he had recited the full Qur’an in other months. “
“If you avoid the major sins which you’re forbidden to do, we shall lessen your (minor)sins, and admit you to a Noble Entrance (Paradiese).”
“Allah is with those who restrain themselves.”
“Fasting is a shield with which a servant protects himself from the fire.”
“Jesus said ” and indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord so worship him”
The holy month of Ramadan 2019 is approaching at a fast rate. It is known as the superior month in the Islamic Calendar as this month have a priority of more than 1000 years. People around the world have different ways to wish their dear ones on festivals like Ramzan 2019. As we know no one has the time to meet up people, and everyone prefers to send Ramadan Saying to their dear ones. So here we are to help you with the dilemma about what to send these Ramadan Saying 2019 to friends on Ramadan. We have mentioned here a list of Ramadan Saying in English.
- “Hold to forgiveness, command what is right; but turn away from the ignorant.” al-A’raf 7:199
- “There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.” al-Baqarah 2:256
- “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint.” al-Baqarah 2:183
- “…And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of night]. Then complete the fast until the sunset…” Surat Al-Baqarah
- “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.” – Surat Al-Baqarah
- “I 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).” Hud
- “O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted”. — Surah
- “So whoever desires to meet his Lord, he should do good deeds and not associate anyone in the worship of his Lord”. — Holy Quran
- “By no means shall you attain al-birr (righteousness) until you spend (in Allaah’s cause) of that which you love.” — Aal ‘Imraan
- “And the men and the women who remember Allaah much with their hearts and tongues. Allaah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise)” — alAhzaab
Ramadan Ends with Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr has a particular salat (Islamic prayer) consisting of two rakats (units) and generally offered in an open field or large hall. It may be performed only in congregation (jamāʿat) and has an additional extra six Takbirs (raising of the hands to the ears while saying “Allāhu ʾAkbar” which means “God is the greatest”), three of them in the beginning of the first raka’ah and three of them just before rukūʿ in the second raka’ah in the Hanafi school of Sunni Islam. Other Sunni schools usually have twelve Takbirs, seven in the first, and five at the beginning of the second raka’ah. According to Shia Islam, it has 6 Takbirs in the first Rakat at the end of qira’a, before rukūʿ, and 5 in the second. This Eid al-Fitr salat is, depending on which juristic opinion is followed, farḍ فرض (obligatory), mustaḥabb مستحب (strongly recommended, just short of obligatory) or mandūb مندوب (preferable).
Muslims believe that they are commanded by God, as mentioned in the Quran, to continue their fast until the last day of Ramadan and pay the Zakat al-Fitr before offering the Eid prayers.
History of Eid al-Fitr and Origins of Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It is observed on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal at the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims undergo a period of fasting.
According to certain traditions, these festivals were initiated in Medina after the migration of Muhammad from Mecca. Anas (R.A) reports: When the Prophet arrived in Madinah, he found people celebrating two specific days in which they used to entertain themselves with recreation and merriment. He asked them about the nature of these festivities at which they replied that these days were occasions of fun and recreation. At this, the Prophet remarked that the Almighty has fixed two days [of festivity] instead of these for you which are better than these: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
The tradition of Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. This has to do with the communal aspects of the fast, which expresses many of the basic values of the Muslim community; e.g., empathy for the poor, charity, worship, steadfastness, patience etc. Fasting is also believed by some scholars to extol fundamental distinctions, lauding the power of the spiritual realm, while acknowledging the subordination of the physical realm. It also teaches a Muslim to stay away from worldly desires and to focus entirely on the Lord and thank Him for his blessings. It is a rejuvenation of the religion and it creates a stronger bond between the Muslim and his Lord.
Traditionally, it is the day (beginning at sunset) of the first sighting of the crescent moon shortly after sunset. If the moon is not observed immediately after the 29th day of the previous lunar month (either because clouds block its view or because the western sky is still too bright when the moon sets), then it is the following day.
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated for one, two or three days. It is forbidden to fast on the Day of Eid. Also, a specific prayer is nominated for this day. As an obligatory act of charity, money is paid to the poor and the needy (Arabic: Zakat-ul-fitr) before performing the ‘Eid prayer. . As other rituals, Muslims praise God in a loud voice while going to the Eid prayer: Allāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar. Lā ilāha illà l-Lāh wal-Lāhu akbar, Allahu akbar walil-Lāhi l-ḥamd. Recitation ceases when they get to the place of Eid or once the Imam commences activities.
Eid prayer and eidgah
The Eid prayer is performed in congregation in open areas like fields, community centres, etc. or at mosques. No call to prayer is given for this Eid prayer, and it consists of only two units of prayer with an additional six Takbirs. The Eid prayer is followed by the sermon and then a supplication asking for Allah’s forgiveness, mercy, peace and blessings for all living beings across the world. The sermon also instructs Muslims as to the performance of rituals of Eid, such as the zakat. Listening to the sermon at Eid is not required and is optional, a Sunnah i.e. while the sermon is being delivered. After the prayers, Muslims visit their relatives, friends and acquaintances or hold large communal celebrations in homes, community centres or rented halls.
Eid gifts, known as Eidi, are frequently given at eid to children and immediate relatives.
Performing Eid-ul-Fitr prayer
Eid al-Fitr prayer (Salat al-Eid) or Eid al-Fitr Namaz is performed on the occasion of Eid. The Prayer of Eid al-Fitr is performed in two different ways by Sunni and Shia Islam.
Sunni procedure of Eid al-Fitr
There are two Rak’ah (Rakaat) performed in the Eid al-Fitr prayer. The prayer of Eid al-Fitr starts by doing “Niyyat” for the prayer and then Takbeer (Allahu Akbar) is said by the Imam and all the followers. The next is to recite “Takbeer-e-Tehreema” in the first Rakaat. Then the congregation says Allahu Akbar seven times, every time raising hands to the ears and dropping them except the last time when hands are folded. Then the Imam reads the Surah-e-Fatiha and other Surah. Then the congregation performs Ruku and Sujud as in other prayers. This completes the first Rak’ah.
Then the congregation rises up from the first Rak’ah and folds hands for the second Rak’ah. In the next step, the Imam says five takbirat, followed by the congregation, every time raising the hands to the ears and dropping them except the last time when the hands are folded. Again the Imam reads the Surah-e-Fatiha and another Surah followed by the Ruku and Sujud. This completes the Eid prayer. After the prayer, there is a khutbah.
Shia procedure of Eid al-Fitr
Shia also performs two Rak’ah in the Eid al-Fitr prayer. Prayer starts with the Niyyat followed by the five “Takbeers”. During every “Takbeer” of the first Rak’ah, a special Dua is recited. Then the Imam recites Sūrat al-Fātiḥah and Surat Al-‘A`lá and the congregation performs Ruku and Sujud as in other prayers. In the second Rak’ah again the same above steps (five Takbeers, Sūrat al-Fātiḥah and Surat Al-‘A`lá, Ruku and Sujud) are repeated. After the prayer, Khutbah starts.
Date of Eid al-Fitr 2019
Eid-al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba(sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.
It is not possible to predict the date of Eid al-Fitr according to the Gregorian calendar accurately. This is because the month of Shawwal begins, and hence the month of Ramadan ends, after a confirmed sighting of the new moon. The new moon may be sighted earlier or later in specific locations. Hence, Muslims in different communities, for example on the east and west coasts of the USA and Canada, may begin the Eid-al-Fitr celebrations on different dates.
When Eid-al-Fitr in 2019?
Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.
Eid al-Fitr 2019 will begin in the evening ofTuesday, June 4
and ends in the evening ofWednesday, June 5Dates may vary.
Eid al-Fitr messages and Eid al-Fitr wishes
Eid al-Fitr 2019 is right around the corner (this year, it falls between the evening of June 4 and the evening of June 5), so it is as great time as ever to think of what messages you are going to send to your family and friends. We have compiled some wonderful messages from several websites You can use them as they are or modify them to your liking and then send to the people you love. Here they are
Happy Eid al-Fitr Wishes 2019
Eid days are meant to celebrate the goals and the achievements that make you happiest. The ideals you believe in, the dream you love the best. Eid Mubarak.
May the day delight and the moments measure all the special joys for all of you to treasure. May the year ahead be fruitful too, for your home and family and especially for you. Happy Eid Mubarak To You!
THOUSANDS OF APOLOGIES FROM ME IF THERE IS ANY WRONG-DOINGS TOWARD YOU BECAUSE I REALLY REALLY LOVE YOU I REALLY DO. HAPPY NEW EID MILLION TIMES
May the magic of this Eid brings lots of happiness in your life and may you celebrate it with all your close friends and may it fill your heart with love.
Happy Eid Mubark to everyone. May you all have a very happy and blessed Eid. Enjoy these amazing days and remember those who need our help.
I wish a wish for u.
The wish i wish for few.
The wish i wish for u is that
your all wishes come true
so keep on wishing
as my all wishes are with you.
May the blessings of Allah
fill your life with happiness
and open all the doors of success
now and always.
In every shared smile and laughter; In every silent prayer answered; In every opportunity that comes your way – may Allah bless you immensely! “Eid Mubarak”
Sending you warm wishes on Eid and wishing that it brings your way ever joys and happiness. Remember me in your prayers.
Its more than just an Eid wish,
more than a message too.
For it comes with warm and loving thoughts
because it’s meant for you.
Do you know what is the meaning of EID ?
Eid is the combination of 3 meaningful words
E – Embrace with open heart
I – Inspire with impressive attitude
D – Distribute pleasure to all
With all the love an sms can hold,
and happy wishes too..
This comes to say!
May this Eid day be wonderful for you
Eid days are meant to celebrate
the goals and the achievements
that make you happiest.
The ideals you believe in,
the dream you love the best.
On this holy occasion of Eid-Ul-Adha
I wish the warmth of our friendship always remains the same
I wish you all a very happy and peaceful Eid
May Allah accept your good deeds, forgive your
transgressions and ease the suffering of all
people around the globe
Happy Eid al-Fitr Messages 2019
- “May this Eid bring Fun; Eid brings Happiness, Eid bring God’s endless blessings, Eid brings fresh love…Eid MUBARAK to you and your family”
- “When my arms can’t reach people close to my heart, I always hug them with my prayers. May Allah’s peace be with you. A very Happy Eid Mubarak to you”
- “Wish you and your family the blessings of Allah, the kindness of Allah and help of Allah on this day of Eid. Eid Mubarak!”
- “When moon of Eid arises it makes all of us so happy and excited. May all of your times be full of such amusing excitement and happiness. Happy Eid Day!”
- “Eid is a wonderful and nice day to Pray, Care, Love, Smile and Celebrate with one another and to thank Allah for giving us this wonderful day. Eid Mubarak!”
- “Let this Eid open your mind with new fresh thoughts.”
- “May Allah’s blessings be with you today, tomorrow and always. Eid Mubarak!”
- “May this special day bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone. Eid Mubarak!”
- “May the magic of this Eid bring lots of happiness in your life and may you celebrate it with all your close friends & may it fill your heart with wonders. Eid Mubarak”
- “Today I pray that- Happiness be at your door, may it knock early, stay late and leave the gift of Allah’s Peace, love, joy and good health behind”
Happy Eid al-Fitr Quotes 2019
- “If they seek peace, then seek you peace. And trust in God for He is the One that heareth and knoweth all things.” – [Quran 8:61]
- “Hold to forgiveness, command what is right; but turn away from the ignorant.” – [Quran, 7:199]
- “Those who believed and led a righteous life are the best creatures.” – [Quran, 98:7]
- “Show forgiveness, speak for justice and avoid the ignorant.” – [Quran, 7:199]
- “Allah is with those who restrain themselves.” [16: 128]
- “Have patience with what they say, and leave them with noble (dignity).” [73:10]
- “Those who believed and led a righteous life are the best creatures.” [98:7]
- “Allah never changes the condition of people unless they strive to change themselves” [Quran, 13.11]
- “And the servants of Allah … are those who walked on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say ‘Peace'” [25:63]
- “O You who believe! Enter absolutely into peace [Islam]. Do not follow in the footsteps of Satan. He is an outright enemy to you.” [Quran, 2, 208]
- “The taking of one innocent life is like taking all of mankind… and the saving of one life is like saving all of mankind.” [Quran, 5:33]
- “Whoever kills another one without justifiable cause, surely he is killing all of humanity. And whoever saves the life of another one, surely he saves the lives of all of humanity.” [Sura Al Ma’aidah: Ayah 32]”Allah is with those who restrain themselves.” [16: 128]