What is Eid Ul Fitr?
Eid ul Fitr is one of the two Eids observed by the Muslim community worldwide. It is an Arabic name of a ceremony which means the festival of the breaking fast. The day is mentioned in the Islamic Calendar year, and it comes right after the end of Ramadan month.
Muslim people from all around the globe observe the day every year to acknowledge the Almighty’s order that he has given to the Al-Quran by his messenger, the Prophet Mohammad (SM).
In addition, Allah has mentioned in the Holy Quran to observe the Eid ul Fitr. Nobody can ignore it because this is a day to show their compassionate attitude towards humanity. Plus, there can not be discrimination of color, rich, poor, etc. Everyone will pray together and show their compassion to each other.
Eid Ul Fitr Eid Mubarak Quotes and SMS Wishes 2022
– May the magical influence of Eid brighten your life with new hope, happiness, and lots of joyous moments. May you celebrate this beautiful day with your loved ones. Happy Eid Ul Fitr to you.
– May your life be blessed with the magic of Eid ul Fitr….With every day a happier and more prosperous one…..Wishing you a glorious and victorious year……Wishing you Happy Eid ul Fitr.
– On the special day of Eid, I send warm wishes to wish you Happy Eid Ul Fitr. I pray that you are blessed with success, prosperity, and excellent health. Wishing you and your family Eid Mubarak.
– May the festival of Eid, along with delightful moments loaded with treasures of happiness. May you are paid for all your hard work with the sweetest fruits….Happy Eid Mubarak to you and your loved ones.
-For whatever length of time that you keep confidence in Allah, no fiendishness can contact your heart, and no distress can demolish your day. May your life be loaded up with euphoria and bliss on this Eid!
– My dear friend, may this Eid bring lots of happiness and peace in your life. I hope you will have a fantastic time with your friends and family. I appreciate your friendship, Eid Mubarak, to you.
– May the Chand of Eid spread brightness and happiness in the darkest corners of your life…. May you be blessed with a prosperous and successful life….. Wishing you and your loved ones a hot Eid Mubarak.
– Eid means happiness, and happiness has another meaning to me. I feel happy when I am with you. You are my best buddy. I can’t wait to embrace you and say ‘Eid Mubarak Dear’.
-All I need in life is you to remain with me until the end of time. With you, each event -Eid Mubarak to the most delightful individual in my life! I adore you beyond what you can envision and need to go through a thousand Eids with you!
– Life is wonderful when some good friends like you are around me. I feel excellent to have a friend like you in my life. Thanks for being here. Take lots of love on this Eid Day.
– Every moment of life should not be less than happiness. Every day of you should not be less than the day of Eid. May you always have such luck on Eid day. In which there is no sorrow and no sorrow. Happy Eid!
– Eid Mubarak to you and your beloved family. This is going to be a very great Eid for you. May Allah accept all of your prayers and make you a good servant of Him. I want you to get lots of success and happiness in your life.
A brief history of Eid Ul Fitr
Eid ul Fitr was announced to celebrate by the prophet Hazrat Muhammad (sm).
The festival was observed in Madina after the prophet’s migration with some of his followers from Mecca, following some traditions. Anas ®, a well-known follower of Islam and one of the luckiest companions of the Prophet (SM), said that when the prophet landed in Madina, he could see the people of Madina celebrate two specific days with lots of entertainment and recreation. At that time, Prophet Muhammad (SM) remarked that Almighty Allah had fixed two different festival days; Eid ul Fitr and Eid ul-Adha. From that time, this day has been celebrated among the Muslim community worldwide.
When do people observe Eid ul Fitr?
Usually, Muslims observe Eid ul-Fitr after fasting for 30 days in the month of Ramadan mentioned earlier. But sometimes, we can see that they celebrate the day after fasting for 29 days. It happens because of the appearance of the moon. Sometimes, the moon appears after 29 days, while sometimes after 30 days. Therefore, Sometimes Ramadan may start a day later as the Muslim community expected because of the moon’s appearance if clouds obstruct it. And this is the only reason why the Ramada may begin a day later. So, Muslims are waiting for the moon, and if they see it, they go to celebrate the Eid Ul Fitr right after the next day.
In addition to that, it varies from county to country when they will celebrate Eid ul Fitr. Once the religious authority decides after a clear moon view, they officially announce when they will observe this special day.
Can people fast on Eid day?
It is forbidden (haram) for the Muslim community to fast on Eid day. Because Allah does not allow people to fast on that day, even if anyone wants, still they are not allowed.
Why are people observing Eid Ul Fitr around the world?
In brief, Muslims observe Eid ul Fitr obey the Almighty’s order, and it is considered one of the most celebrated days in Islamic culture. Muslim people gather with their friends and families and observe the day with great passion and enthusiasm to satisfy almighty Allah. Moreover, the family members come from different parts of the world to celebrate the day with their family members.
Besides, after the month of devotion, self-control, prayer, Muslims observe Eid ul Fitr. Many countries are announced as the national holiday to celebrate the day for the Muslim community, especially those countries that have a large group of Muslim communities.
Why do people call Eid ul Fitr smaller Eid?
Eid ul Fitr usually lasts for three days, less than one day compared to Eid ul-Adha. That is why some people are called Eid ul Fitr smaller Eid.
How are Muslim people celebrating Eid Ul Fitr?
It is one of the two most memorable days for the Muslim community that comes in once every year, and they do something almost familiar in every country. At the beginning of the day, Muslim people participate in a special prayer of two Rakat with six Takbir(Allahu Akbar) with a vast gathering. Before going to the prayer ground, they dressed well as much as possible. The prayer is led by a leader called Imam. As the prayer is performed twice a calendar year, some people forget the actual execution method. That is why the Imam gives a briefing on how to act while praying and its rules.
once the prayer is finished, the Imam pray to Almighty Allah with all the people, and beg his mercy for the misdeeds that they have done in their whole life. Plus, they pray for their alive relatives and dead as well so that they can enter into the Jannah or heaven.
And right after the prayer, they all embrace each other by chanting two words, “Eid Mubarak,” which means have a blessed Eid. But, before going to the prayer ground, they usually have some sweet, which is sunnah, because their prophet (sm) had been doing this when he was alive.
After the prayer, they go home and gather with their family members. Plus, they offer gifts to family members which makes them feel good, especially the children. On Eid day, Muslims prepared some delicious food and ate together with their loved ones.
Another essential and admirable thing that Muslims do on the day of Eid ul Fitr is; they offer many things to others called Zakat al-Fitr. It is a rule of Islam that Allah has mentioned in the Holy Quran to provide money or other things so that less fortunate people also can enjoy the day with others. Finally, they pray for each other and forgive each other, and also they start waiting for the next Ramadan to come.
Moreover, Muslims usually do another thing before the day of Eid ul Fitr is zakat. Every capable Muslim must pay 2.5-percent zakat to the poor ( eight types of people) if they are wealthy enough. It is another five pillars of Islam. Therefore, nobody can ignore it if they are capable; they must offer 2.5-percent money among the needed people. Thus, the Eid ul Fitr usually is passed in the Muslim community.
General ritual of observing Eid Ul Fitr prayer Among Sunni and Shia
Culturally, Eid ul Fitr starts at sunset on the night of the initial appearance of the crescent moon. Now, let us look at the two different parts of the Muslim communities and how they celebrate and finish the prayer of Eid ul Fitr.
Sunni method: While going to the Eid prayer, the Sunnis chant Almighty Allah in a loud voice as a ritual. And they say, “Allāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar. Lā ilāha illà l-Lāh wal-Lāhu akbar, Allahu akbar walil-Lāhi l-ḥamd”. They stop the recitation at the prayer area, or the Imam starts his activities.
The prayer begins with a specific “Niyyat” of the prayer of Eid ul Fitr with three Takbir(Allahu Akbar).
Shia method: Shia Muslims also celebrate the day, but they are different from Sunni Muslims. First, they start the prayer with the Niyyat followed by 5-Takbirs. During each Takbir of the initial Rakat, they recite a special dua that Sunni Muslims do not do. Sunni Muslims pronounce three Takbeer only instead of reciting anything.
How do people celebrate Eid Ul Fitr in some Islamic countries?
This section will go into the different countries’ cultures and how they celebrate the day Eid Ul Fitr. So, let’s dive into the list below to know practices and culture by country.
The people of Turkey celebrate Eid Ul Fitr nationwide with great enthusiasm. They officially keep everything close to observe the day, and it is their off-day for all kinds of offices. Thye wears beautiful dresses as much as they can and then go to the prayer hall to pray together with a massive gathering of their loved ones, friends, families, and neighbors. After that, they go to the grave and pray for their relatives and other Muslims who have passed away.
In addition to that, children go to the playground, and they go to the neighborhood houses to wish them ’Happy Bayram,’ and they get lots of chocolates, candy, and other traditional sweets as a gift. Plus, they arrange some musical concerts, dervish dancing ceremonies, and shadow puppets show at night.
Egyptians gather all the family members together on the first day of Eid Ul Fitr. And thus, they observe the day in a public garden. In addition, these children receive Eidi (small amounts of money) that the children spend on the day of Eid Ul Fitr. Therefore, the Egyptians are very much interested in celebrating the day together. That is why the roads are crowded throughout the day and night as well at the Khomeini National Grand prayers ground.
The Iranian people offer zakat before Eid day. They pray together in the morning with a huge gathering and the prayers led by Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei (a religious leader).
In Russia, approximately 10 million Muslims live in different states. Where Eid Ul Fitr is known as ‘Uraza Byram,’ and it is the public holy. Besides, the Russian Muslims keep mutton, salads, soups as their main dishes as the Muslims of Russia are different because of their living place in other corners of the country. For example, in Tatarstan, pancakes are mostly popularly baked by the native.
In addition, Russian Muslims go to Mosque to pray in the morning of the Eid Ul Fitr, and then they visit elder relatives’ houses to show their respect to them. In North Caucasians, children usually go to the various homes with a bag to fill it with candy. One of the popular dishes on the day of Eid Ul Fitr is the egg with stickers. Usually, they dress more on that day and women wear bright dresses but the older wear papakhas.
In some areas of the country, some master classes are arranged where the Muslim community gathers with their families and participates in activities like embroidery and clay making.
United States of America (USA)
As the US has many states, for this reason, they celebrate Eid Ul Fitr in various ways. For example, in some states, they close down the schools where many Muslims live, like New York City, and arrange a massive gathering for complete Eid Ul Fitr prayer. But, some provinces’ schools remain open where many Muslims are not living.
In North America, most musjid arrange various types of programs like Islamic concerts where famous people perform. In addition, brunch Buffets, Carousel, rides like bouncy, and slides are organized mainly for the kids.
Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan
The people of Jerusalem decorate the courtyard of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque with so many toys for the children. Moreover, they come from different parts of Palestine to participate in the prayer rituals after the Eid Ul Fitr prayer. Besides, the theory visits the prisoners’ houses and martyrs’ graves to lay wreaths on their graves.
Before Eid day, people decorate the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque by chanting Takbeer and praising the Prophet (sm). Plus, the children and the women go out with cake to offer to others. But, they have tension about the clash of the Palestinians and the West Bank people.
Usually, the Palestinians and the Jordanian decorate their home nicely with so many colorful things, and then they prepare so many different dishes for their families and friends. But, of course, the Palestinians and the Jordanians may have other ways to celebrate the day depending on the culture of their different corner of the country. Still, one thing is expected to offer compassion, hospitality, and generosity.
In Lebanon, many concerts are arranged by the Muslim community by inviting Islamic superstars of Leban and the whole Arab. On the Beirut waterfront, the musician also performs. Plus, they keep some exhibitions as well.
Quotes about Eid Ul Fitr
- 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 humankind. (Quran, 5:33)
- I put my trust in Allah, my Lord, and your Lord! There is no moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path [the truth]. (Quran 11:55-56)
- He 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. (Quran 59:24)
- Whoever desires to meet his Lord should do good deeds and not associate anyone in the worship of his Lord. (Quran– 18:110)
- His Quran guides to the best path, and brings good news to the believers who lead a righteous life, that they have deserved a great recompense.” – The Holy Quran, 17:9
- “Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O you who believe! Send you blessings on him, and salute him with all respect.” – The Holy Quran 33:56
- “Remember your Lord morning and evening, deep in your heart with humility and with fear; and also in a low voice; do not be of those who are heedless.” – The Holy Quran 7:205
- Whoever desires to meet his Lord, he should do good deeds and not associate anyone in the worship of his Lord.” – The Holy Quran 18:110
- You will not attain righteousness till you spend in charity of the things you love. [The Qur’an, Chapter 3, verse 92] Happy Eid!
- Do good deeds properly, sincerely, and moderately and know that your acts will not make you enter Paradise and that the most beloved deed to Allah’s is the most regular and constant even though it were little.” [Prophet Muhammad (s) as narrated by A’isha (ra) in Sahih Bukhari, vol. 8, hadith 471] Eid Mubarak!!