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عيد الفطر
Eid-al-Fitr
(Festival of the Breaking of the Fast)
Also called Eid, "Ramadan Eid", "Smaller Eid"; Idul Fitri, Hari Lebaran (Indonesia); Hari Raya Puasa, Hari Lebaran, Aidilfitri (Malaysia); Nonbu Perunaal (Tamil) Riyoyo, Riyayan, Ngaidul Fitri (Javanese); Boboran Siyam (Sundanese); Rojar Eid (Bangladesh); Ramazan Bayramı (Turkic); Korite (Senegal); Sallah (Hausa); Kochnay Akhtar (کوچنی اختر) (Pashto); Eid-e Sa'eed-e Fitr (The Mirthful Festival of Fitr, Persian);Choti Eid (Urdu);Cheriya Perunnal(Malayalam);Ramazanski Bajram, Eid (Bosnian); Cejna Remezanê (Kurdish)
Observed by Muslims around the world, as well as non-Muslims in Muslim majority areas
Type Islamic
Significance End of Ramadan
Date depends on the moon
2009 date 20 September-21 September
2010 date 10 September
Celebrations festive family meals, gift giving, going to see family and also praying with family
Observances .Congregational prayer, giving charity, wearing new clothes, eating sweet foods.^ To wear new clothes or clean clothes.
  • http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/wwa/Ramadan/Eid-ul-Fit.htm 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

^ To eat a sweet food, preferably dates, before the Eid prayer.
  • About Eid -ul-Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.theholidayspot.com [Source type: General]
  • Eid ul Fitr and the 6 Fasts of Shawwal 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.inter-islam.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Shawwal: What to Do on Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.albalagh.net [Source type: Original source]
  • Ramadan 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC zikr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They wear new clothes and attend the prayers compulsorily.
  • Eid Ul Fitr Festival | India Updates 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amitbhawani.com [Source type: General]

.Kids usually get gifts or money.^ I usually dont like firecracker because it’s a waste of money imho, but seeing those kids happy playing it, made me understand a little why firecracker is fun.
  • Happy Eid ul-Fitr! 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC hardiannazief.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Usually adults give toys or money to children, and some adults exchange gifts if they so choose.
  • A Multifaith Gift-Giving Guide: Gifts and greetings for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Rohatsu, Yule, Eid--Ramadan Chanukah - Beliefnet.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

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.Eid al-Fitr[citation needed] (Arabic: عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr‎), often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.^ The day immediately following the end of the holy month of Ramadan is called Eid Fitr.
  • Eid Fitr, Eid Celebration, Ramadan Celebration, Islamic Festivals, Ramadan Festival, Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.), Zakat-e-Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.ezsoftech.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Eid ul-Fitr or Id-Ul-Fitr often abbreviated to Eid , is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan , the Islamic holy month of fasting.
  • Potpourri: Eid SMS, Eid Mubarak SMS, Urdu Eid Ul Fitr Text Messages, Happy Eid SMS 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC 123hodgepodge.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Eid-ul-Fitr is the first one, and it is right after Ramadan, the month of .
  • Moon Mate: Eid-ul-Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC shipping.org.gy [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "to break fast"; and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period.^ Eid means in Arabic and the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is one of.
  • Moon Mate: Eid-ul-Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC shipping.org.gy [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fitr means "to break the fast" (and can also mean "nature", from the word "fitrah") and so symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period.
  • Eid -ul - Fitr - Eid Mubarak - day of thanksgiving to amlighty 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.astrojyotishi.com [Source type: General]

^ Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "to break the fast" (and can also mean "nature", from the word "fitrah") and so symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period.
  • Potpourri: Eid SMS, Eid Mubarak SMS, Urdu Eid Ul Fitr Text Messages, Happy Eid SMS 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC 123hodgepodge.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.It is celebrated after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal.^ (Happy Eid) The Islamic month of Ramadan ended on Saturday evening.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Boing Boing 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is celebrated on the first day of Shaw’waal, at the completion of Ramadan.

^ A. Eid al-Fitr falls on the first day of Shawwal, the month which follows Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.
  • Indian Festivals | Eid Information | Eid in India | Islamic Festival | Festival of Muslims | Eid in 2008 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.indianfestivals.info [Source type: General]

.Eid ul-Fitr lasts for three days of celebration and is sometimes also known as the "Smaller Eid" (Arabic: العيد الصغير al-‘īdu ṣ-ṣaghīr‎) as compared to the Eid ul-Adha that lasts three days following the Hajj and is casually referred to as the "Greater Eid" (Arabic: العيد الكبير al-‘īdu l-kabīr‎).^ Eid ul fitr Urdu Eid Shayari .
  • Eid 2009:- Eid ul fitr 2009 & Eid al adha 2009 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC eid2009.com [Source type: General]

^ It is celebrated for three days in a holiday called Eid-ul-Fitr (the Feast of Fast Breaking).
  • Eid-ul-Fitr Mubarak, Id al-Fitr, Ramadan Eid, Eid Prayers, Ramadan Festival, Aamal-e-Shabe Eid Al-Fitr, Ramadan Celebration 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.ezsoftech.com [Source type: General]
  • What is EID UL FITR – 1 SHAWWAL « Morals and Ethics 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC moralsandethics.wordpress.com [Source type: General]
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Followers will celebrate with a grand festival known as Eid ul-Fitr - and many at the market are doing some last-minute preparations.
  • Celebrating Eid ul-Fitr, Muslims in Germany mark the end of Ramadan | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 20.09.2009 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.dw-world.de [Source type: General]

.Muslims are commanded by the Quran to complete their fast on the last day of Ramadan and then recite the Takbir all throughout the period of Eid[Qur'an 2:185 (Translated by Shakir)].^ We all know that we return to Eid periodically.
  • The Celebration Of Eid ul-Fitr | Pakistan Politics & Current Affairs | Chowrangi 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.chowrangi.com [Source type: General]

^ When Muslims finish their fast at the last day (29th or 30th Ramadan), they recite Takbir.
  • Eid-al-Fitr Celebrations End Ramadan | 30-Days of Prayer for the Muslim World | www.30-days.net 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.30-days.net [Source type: General]

^ The breaking of the fasting period of Ramadan also .
  • Moon Mate: Eid-ul-Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC shipping.org.gy [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

General rituals

.Common greetings during this holiday are the Arabic greeting ‘Īd mubārak ("Blessed Eid") or ‘Īd sa‘īd ("Happy Eid").^ Common greetings during this holiday are the Arabic greeting EĪd mubārak ("Blessed Eid") or ‘Īd sa‘īd ("Happy Eid").
  • Potpourri: Eid ul-Fitr Greeting Cards, Eid Cards, Eid Greetings, Eid Ecards,Eid Mubarak 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC 123hodgepodge.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ After the prayer to Allah gets over, they greet each other by saying "'Eid mubarak," or "a blessed 'Eid".

^ The most common Urdu greetings for this holiday are "Eid Mubarak" (happy Eid) and in Arabic " Kul Aam Wa Antum Bi Khair ," (May you be well with every passing year).
  • Eid greetings on the web 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.merinews.com [Source type: General]

.In addition, many countries have their own greetings based on local language and traditions.^ In addition, many countries have their own greetings based on local language and traditions.
  • Potpourri: Eid ul-Fitr Greeting Cards, Eid Cards, Eid Greetings, Eid Ecards,Eid Mubarak 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC 123hodgepodge.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ However, many Christmas traditions are based on other older pre-christian festivals.
  • Scran - Christmas 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.scran.ac.uk [Source type: General]

.Typically, Muslims wake up early in the morning and have a small breakfast (as a sign of not being on a fast on that day) of preferably the date fruit, before attending a special Eid prayer (salah) that is performed in congregation at mosques or open areas like fields, squares etc.^ Before offering Eid prayers it is recommended to have a breakfast of dates.
  • Eid-ul-Fitr Mubarak, Id al-Fitr, Ramadan Eid, Eid Prayers, Ramadan Festival, Aamal-e-Shabe Eid Al-Fitr, Ramadan Celebration 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.ezsoftech.com [Source type: General]
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is makruh to offer any other prayer on that day at the place where eid prayer is offered - not before the prayer nor after it.
  • The Fiqh of Eid� 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC qa.sunnipath.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It has to be paid before Eid prayers.
  • Eid ul Fitr and Zakat ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.islamawareness.net [Source type: Original source]

.Muslims are encouraged to dress in their best clothes (new if possible) for the occasion.^ Muslims are encouraged to dress in their best clothes, new if possible.
  • http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/wwa/Ramadan/Eid-ul-Fit.htm 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

^ It is Sunnah to dress in the best clothes we have on Eid.
  • http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/wwa/Ramadan/Eid-ul-Fit.htm 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

^ Lakhs of Muslims dressed in their festive best greeted each other, exchanged gifts and enjoyed special sweet dishes, particularly 'sewayian', made of vermicelli.
  • Special Ramzan prayers on occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.indianexpress.com [Source type: General]

.No adhan or iqama is to be pronounced for this Eid prayer, and it consists of only two raka'ahs.^ The Eid prayer has neither Adhan nor Iqamah.
  • Shawwal: What to Do on Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.albalagh.net [Source type: Original source]
  • Ramadan 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC zikr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There was no Taraweeh prayer, no Eid prayer.
  • Moazzam Begg on Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr in Bagram and Guantánamo | Andy Worthington 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.andyworthington.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ What does Eid Prayer consists of?

.The Eid prayer is followed by the khutbah (sermon) and then a supplication (dua') asking for forgiveness, mercy and help for all living beings across the world.^ The Eid prayer ( salah ) is followed by the sermon ( khutba ) and then a prayer ( dua' ) asking for forgiveness, mercy and help for the plight of Muslims across the world.
  • Muslim Festivals | Islamic Centre of Education and Development 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.iced.org.au [Source type: General]

^ The prayer is followed by the Khutbah.
  • IslamiCity.com - Ramadan - Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.islamicity.com [Source type: General]
  • Welcome to the Network of Ethiopian Muslims in Europe 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC ethiopianmuslims.net [Source type: Original source]
  • AL-NISA (Women of Islam Organization) - HOME 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.al-nisa.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Eid prayer (salah) is followed by the khutbah (sermon) and then a prayer (dua') asking for forgiveness, mercy and help for the plight of Muslims across the world.
  • Eid ul-Fitr in UAE 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.gowealthy.com [Source type: General]
  • Potpourri: Eid ul-Fitr Greeting Cards, Eid Cards, Eid Greetings, Eid Ecards,Eid Mubarak 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC 123hodgepodge.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.The khutbah also instructs Muslims as to the performance of rituals of Eid, such as the zakat.^ The khutbah also instructs Muslims as to the rituals of Eid, such as the zakat.It is then customary to embrace the persons sitting on either side of oneself.
  • Potpourri: Eid ul-Fitr Greeting Cards, Eid Cards, Eid Greetings, Eid Ecards,Eid Mubarak 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC 123hodgepodge.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ The Eid prayer (salah) is followed by the khutbah (sermon) and then a prayer (dua') asking for forgiveness, mercy and help for the plight of Muslims across the world.
  • Potpourri: Eid ul-Fitr Greeting Cards, Eid Cards, Eid Greetings, Eid Ecards,Eid Mubarak 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC 123hodgepodge.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Although the religious doctrine allows the sacrifice anytime over a period of three days starting from the Eid day, most people prefer to perform the ritual on the first day of Eid .
  • Bengali Culture - Introduce with Bangladeshi Culture 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC bengaliculture.comxa.com [Source type: General]

[1] .It is then customary to embrace the persons sitting on either side of oneself, whilst greeting them.^ The khutbah also instructs Muslims as to the rituals of Eid, such as the zakat.It is then customary to embrace the persons sitting on either side of oneself.
  • Potpourri: Eid ul-Fitr Greeting Cards, Eid Cards, Eid Greetings, Eid Ecards,Eid Mubarak 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC 123hodgepodge.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ It is then customary to embrace the persons sitting on either side of oneself as well as ones relatives, friends and acquaintances.Muslims spend the day thanking the Creator for all their blessings, as well as simply having fun and enjoying themselves.
  • Eid Ul Fitr, Festival of Eid Ul Fitr - Muslim Festival Eid Ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.manyzone.com [Source type: General]

.After the prayers, people also visit their relatives, friends and acquaintances[2] and some people also pay visits to the graveyards (ziyarat al-qubur).^ After the prayers, some people will pay visit to the graveyards (ziyarat al-qubur).
  • Eid ul-Fitr in UAE 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.gowealthy.com [Source type: General]
  • Potpourri: Eid ul-Fitr Greeting Cards, Eid Cards, Eid Greetings, Eid Ecards,Eid Mubarak 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC 123hodgepodge.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ People will also visit their relatives, friends and acquaintances.
  • Eid ul-Fitr in UAE 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.gowealthy.com [Source type: General]
  • Potpourri: Eid ul-Fitr Greeting Cards, Eid Cards, Eid Greetings, Eid Ecards,Eid Mubarak 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC 123hodgepodge.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Food is donated to the poor (‘Zakat al-Fitr’), everyone put on their best, preferably new, clothes, and communal prayers are held in the early morning, followed by feasting and visiting relatives and friends.
  • Ramadan » 2007 » September » 10 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.ramadan.in [Source type: General]

The takbir and other rituals

Islamic tradition

.Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the fasting of Ramadan.^ Fasting is forbidden on this day, as it marks the end of the month long fast of Ramadan.
  • http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/wwa/Ramadan/Eid-ul-Fit.htm 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

^ 'Eid ul-Fitr' marks the end of the month of Ramadan.

^ Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting.
  • Moon Mate: Eid-ul-Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC shipping.org.gy [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This has to do with the communal aspects of the fast, which expresses many of the basic values of the Muslim community.^ We have many nationalities and communities of Muslims.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ The twin bombings followed a spike in attacks during the final days of the holy month of Ramadan, when many Muslims fast from dawn until dusk.
  • Baghdad Eid ul-Fitr bombings kill up to 24 people - Times Online 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ After a month of fasting, praying, and reading the Qur’an, many Muslims resume their normal lives with a renewed sense of purpose and dedication to the faith.
  • Breaking the Fast: Eid ul-Fitr – Inside Islam 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC insideislam.wisc.edu [Source type: General]

.Fasting is believed by some scholars to extol fundamental distinctions, lauding the power of the spiritual realm, while acknowledging the subordination of the physical realm.^ The fasting during Ramadan has been so predominant in defining the month that some have been led to believe the name of this month, Ramadan , is the name of Islamic fasting, when in reality the Arabic term for fasting is Sawm .
  • Ramadan » 2007 » September » 10 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.ramadan.in [Source type: General]

[2]

Practices by country

United Kingdom

.There is a Khutbah (sermon) in which the Imam gives advice to the Muslim community and usually Muslims are encouraged to end any past animosities they may have.^ Muslims celebrate not only the end of fasting, but also thank God for the help and strength that they believe he gave them throughout the previous month to help them practice self-control.
  • Eid ul-Fitr on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Eid prayer (salah) is followed by the khutbah (sermon) and then a prayer (dua') asking for forgiveness, mercy and help for the plight of Muslims across the world.
  • Eid ul-Fitr in UAE 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.gowealthy.com [Source type: General]
  • Potpourri: Eid ul-Fitr Greeting Cards, Eid Cards, Eid Greetings, Eid Ecards,Eid Mubarak 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC 123hodgepodge.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ On this day of Eid ul-Fitr,a Muslim family awakes early in the morning and after offering prayers, they eat in small quantity which symbolises the end of Ramadan.
  • Eid Ul Fitr, Festival of Eid Ul Fitr - Muslim Festival Eid Ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.manyzone.com [Source type: General]

He then goes on to the khutbah and then the prayer itself. .When the local imam declares Eid Al-Fitr everyone greets and hugs each other.^ Eid al-Fitr .
  • Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr — Infoplease.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.infoplease.com [Source type: General]
  • The Washington Diplomat 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.washdiplomat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eid al-Fitr URUGUAY Oct.
  • The Washington Diplomat 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.washdiplomat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eid al-Fitr PAKISTAN Oct.
  • The Washington Diplomat 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.washdiplomat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As Eid Al-Fitr is not a recognised public holiday in the United Kingdom, Muslims are obliged to attend the morning prayer.^ Eid al-Fitr MOZAMBIQUE Oct.
  • The Washington Diplomat 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.washdiplomat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eid al-Fitr TANZANIA Oct.
  • The Washington Diplomat 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.washdiplomat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eid al-Fitr GREECE Oct.
  • The Washington Diplomat 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.washdiplomat.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In a large ethnically Muslim area, normally schools and local businesses give exemptions to the Muslim community to take three days off.^ I love large diverse Muslim communities.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ The Eid prayer is very important for all Muslims, as it congregates Muslims at one centre, taking place at mosques or open areas like fields or squares.
  • Events & Festivals : Eid ul-Fitr in Dubai : Gowealthy.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.gowealthy.com [Source type: General]

^ Lasting three days, it is a time for family and friends to get together, for celebrating with good food and presents for children, and giving to charity.

.In the rest of the UK it is not recognised as it is not on a fixed date as it is decided by the sighting of the moon on the night before.^ The estimated start dates for Muharram are as follows (all future dates are estimates and depend on sightings of the new moon), though strictly speaking the month starts at sunset on the previous day: .
  • Ramadan » 2007 » September » 10 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.ramadan.in [Source type: General]

^ After a long month of Ramadan fasting, we would head out to the bazaar on Chaand Raat, the night of moon sighting, to buy bangles and shoes.
  • Eid Clothing, Eid Dresses, Eid Clothes, Eid Shopping 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.artizara.com [Source type: General]

^ However a Fatawa from Deoband, India , is that even if moon is seen in as far south as South Africa, UK will accept that sighting.

.During the morning, men (mainly South Asian) usually wear Thobe, Jubba, Sharwani or Punjabi, and women usually wear shalwar kameez.^ On the eve before Éid, women and children get together to decorate their hands with henna, (in the south Asian subcontinent this evening is also known as 'chand raat'..
  • http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/wwa/Ramadan/Eid-ul-Fit.htm 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

^ In the morning, I also attended EID prayer at Dhanmundi Residential area where about 500 men and women attended the prayer.

^ Women do not pray in the same place as men, there is usually a screened off area for them.

.Men and women go to the mosque for the Eid prayers, after which people greet each other.^ People embrace each other and exchange greetings of ‘Eid Mubarak’.
  • Eid Ul Fitr Festival,Eid Ul Fitar In India,Eid Festival in India,Eid Ul Fitar Celebration,Eid Celebrations 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.indiasite.com [Source type: General]

^ As soon as the prayer is over, people embrace and wish each other "Eid Mubarak".
  • Indian Festivals | Eid Information | Eid in India | Islamic Festival | Festival of Muslims | Eid in 2008 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.indianfestivals.info [Source type: General]

^ After the prayer people exchange greetings and embrace each other as a sign of solidarity.
  • Picasa Web Albums - Santanu - Ramadan Eid 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC picasaweb.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

After this many will go to a local cemetery to pay respect and to remember the deceased. .When they return home they will greet family, friends, other Muslims and visit relatives across the city.^ They were on their way to visit relatives in the volatile city.
  • Baghdad Eid ul-Fitr bombings kill up to 24 people - Times Online 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Visiting friends and relatives is common.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Sepia Mutiny 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ We would also go to visit family and friends.
  • http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/wwa/Ramadan/Eid-ul-Fit.htm 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

People cook traditional food for their relatives. .Dishes such as Samosas, Simeya, rice and Handesh are particularly popular.^ Many popular dishes are served on Eid such as ketupat, dodol, and lemang (rice cake cooked in bamboo).
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

Turkey

Traditional Bayram wishes from the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, stating "Let us love, Let us be loved", in the form of mahya lights stretched across the minarets of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul
.In the Republic of Turkey, where Ramadan celebrations are infused with more national traditions, and where country-wide celebrations, are referred to as Bayram.^ In Turkey , where Ramadan is infused with more national traditions (and where country-wide celebrations, religious and secular alike, are altogether referred to as Bayram ), it is customary for people to greet one another with “ Bayramınız Mübarek Olsun ” (same as “Eid mubarak”), “ Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun ” ( kutlu is calque for mubarak ).
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ We are referring to the month of Ramadan , which is immediately followed by 'Eid ul-Fitr , then the month of Dhul Hijjah , which contains the greatest or biggest celebration – 'Eid ul-Adha .
  • Moonsighting, Ramadan, 'Eid ul-Fitr, 'Eid ul-Adha & Hajj 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC mysite.verizon.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Check out more first hand accounts by Global Voices authors on how eid is celebrated in their countries: .
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.It is customary for people to greet one another with "Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun" or "Bayramınız Mübarek Olsun" ("May Your Bayram Be Holy").^ In Turkey , where Ramadan is infused with more national traditions (and where country-wide celebrations, religious and secular alike, are altogether referred to as Bayram ), it is customary for people to greet one another with “ Bayramınız Mübarek Olsun ” (same as “Eid mubarak”), “ Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun ” ( kutlu is calque for mubarak ).
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ After Eid Salaat people usually greet each other with hugs and wish and say 'Eid Mubarak' to one another at the masjid/eidgah....

^ It is regarded as especially important to honor elderly citizens by kissing their right hand and placing it on one’s forehead while wishing them Bayram greetings.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

"Mutlu Bayramlar" ("Happy Bayram") is an alternative phrase for celebrating Bayram.
.Referred to as both Şeker Bayramı ("Bayram of Sweets") or Ramazan Bayramı ("Ramadan Bayram"), Eid in Turkey is a beloved public holiday, where schools and government offices are generally closed for the entire period of the celebrations.^ In most Muslim countries, the entire 3-day period is an official government/school holiday.
  • Indian Festivals | Eid Information | Eid in India | Islamic Festival | Festival of Muslims | Eid in 2008 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.indianfestivals.info [Source type: General]

^ In Turkey , where Ramadan is infused with more national traditions (and where country-wide celebrations, religious and secular alike, are altogether referred to as Bayram ), it is customary for people to greet one another with “ Bayramınız Mübarek Olsun ” (same as “Eid mubarak”), “ Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun ” ( kutlu is calque for mubarak ).
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ With Ramadan coming right around the corner, the last week in August, I can’t help but remember my own struggles growing up when I would miss school to celebrate these holidays with my family and friends.
  • What about Eid? – Inside Islam 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC insideislam.wisc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is a time for people to attend prayer services, put on their best clothes (referred to as "Bayramlık", often purchased just for the occasion) and to visit all their loved ones (such as friends, relatives and neighbors) and pay their respects to the deceased with organized visits to cemeteries, where large, temporary bazaars of flowers, water (for watering the plants adorning a grave), and prayer books are set up for the three-day occasion.^ Send them to your friends and loved ones.
  • Potpourri: Eid ul-Fitr Greeting Cards, Eid Cards, Eid Greetings, Eid Ecards,Eid Mubarak 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC 123hodgepodge.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Visiting friends and relatives is common.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Sepia Mutiny 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ To wear the best of clothing which one possesses.

.The first day of the Bayram is generally regarded as the most important, with all members of the family waking up early, and the men going to their neighborhood mosque for the special Bayram prayer.^ Most families get up early on Eid to catch the morning prayer.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Boing Boing 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When is the most important service at the Mosque held?

^ Sunnah of Eid Wake up early.
  • IslamiCity.com - Ramadan - Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.islamicity.com [Source type: General]
  • Welcome to the Network of Ethiopian Muslims in Europe 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC ethiopianmuslims.net [Source type: Original source]

.It is regarded as especially important to honor elderly citizens by kissing their right hand and placing it on one's forehead while wishing them Bayram greetings.^ It is regarded as especially important to honor elderly citizens by kissing their right hand and placing it on one’s forehead while wishing them Bayram greetings.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ After Eid Salaat people usually greet each other with hugs and wish and say 'Eid Mubarak' to one another at the masjid/eidgah....

^ May you have a blessed Eid”, ‘An auspicious Eid’ There is warmness, affection and friendliness for one another being shown with the shaking of hands, hugs and kisses.
  • [ Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. ] 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.darululoomtt.org [Source type: Original source]

.It is also customary for young children to go around their neighborhood, door to door, and wish everyone a happy Bayram, for which they are awarded candy, chocolates, traditional sweets such as Baklava and Turkish Delight, or a small amount of money at every door, in an almost Halloween-like fashion.^ It is also customary for children to go around the neighborhood, door to door, and wish everyone a happy “Bayram”, for which they are awarded candy, chocolates, traditional sweets such as Baklava and Lokum (Turkish delight), or a small amount of money at every door, almost in a Halloween -like fashion.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ I’m delighted to celebrate the end of Ramadan by wishing all of you a happy Eid.
  • Clinton wishes Happy Eid in video message - Laura Rozen - POLITICO.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Every person who owns such an amount has to pay Sadaqat-ul-fitr, not only on behalf of himself but also on behalf of his minor children.
  • Shawwal: What to Do on Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.albalagh.net [Source type: Original source]

.Municipalities all around the country organize fundraising events for the poor, in addition to public shows such as concerts or more traditional forms of entertainment such as the Karagöz and Hacivat shadow-theatre and even performances by the Mehter - the Janissary Band that was founded during the days of the Ottoman Empire.^ Municipalities all around the country organize public shows such as concerts or more traditional forms of entertainment such as the Karagöz and Hacivat shadow-theatre or performences by the Mehter , the Janissary Band that was founded during the days of the Ottoman Empire as well as fundraising events for the poor.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ First, his office is being remodeled, and then, of course, he hasn't eaten anything all day, and he must quickly finish-off all of the festival greeting cards from his organization.
  • Celebrating Eid ul-Fitr, Muslims in Germany mark the end of Ramadan | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 20.09.2009 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.dw-world.de [Source type: General]

^ When the Bright aroused the Arabs against the Ottoman Empire, and the Saudi family formed a government, then it was decided to enforce a Hijra calendar instead of the Gregorian solar calendar.
  • Moon Sighting Controversy of 1426H  Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.irfi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Helping the less fortunate, ending past animosities and making up, organizing breakfasts and dinners for loved ones and putting together neighborhood celebrations are all part of the joyous occasion, where homes and streets are decorated and lit up for the celebrations, and television and radio channels continuously broadcast a variety of special Bayram programs, which include movie specials, musical programming and celebratory addresses from celebrities and politicians alike

Iran

.In the predominantly Shia culture of Iran, Eid is a highly personal event, and celebrations are often more muted.^ The conception of Eid in Islam is not confined only to celebration, excessiveness and over-spending, lavish feasts, friendly handshakes and embraces; it is much more than that.
  • Events & Festivals : Eid ul-Fitr in Dubai : Gowealthy.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.gowealthy.com [Source type: General]

^ Some famous religious festivals mark the advent of the seasons, some mark the celebration of cultural events.
  • Festivals of India,Famous Indian Festival,Festivals in India,Famous Festivals in India 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.indiasite.com [Source type: General]

^ CELEBRATION OF EID-UL-FITR IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO Eid-ul-Fitr or Id-Ul-Fitr, often abbreviated simply as 'Eid', is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.

.Called Eyde Fetr by most Iranians, charity is important on that day.^ Called Eyde Fetr by most Iranians, charity is important on that day.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.Visiting the elderly and gathering with families and friends is also very common.^ Visiting friends and relatives is common.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Sepia Mutiny 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ We would also go to visit family and friends.
  • http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/wwa/Ramadan/Eid-ul-Fit.htm 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

^ Friends and family gather to pray in congregation.
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

.Typically, each Muslim family gives food to those in need.^ Typically, each Muslim family gives food to those in need.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ On the day of the celebration, a typical Muslim family awakes very early, does the first everyday prayer, and is required to eat a little, symbolizing the end of Ramadan.
  • Holiday - Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This festival is a very happy time for Muslims for special prayers, visits to family and friends, gifts to children and, of course by food.
  • Holiday - Eid al-Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Payment of fitra or fetriye is obligatory for each Muslim.^ Payment of fitra or fetriye is obligatory for each Muslim.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.Often meat or ghorbani (literally translated as sacrifice, for it is usually a young lamb or calf that is sacrificed for the occasion), which is an expensive food item in Iran, will be given by those in wealthier families to those who have less.^ Often meat or ghorbani (literally translated as sacrifice , for it is usually a young lamb or calf that is sacrificed for the occasion), which is an expensive food item in Iran, will be given by those in wealthier families to those who have less.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Typically, each Muslim family gives food to those in need.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ This non profit organization intends to help those who are less.
  • Moon Mate: Eid-ul-Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC shipping.org.gy [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The offering of meat is generally a part of the Eid-ul-Azha celebrations and sacrifices (Kurbani) are generally not given during the Eid-ul-fitr celebrations.^ Welcome to Eid-ul Fitr Page .
  • IslamiCity.com - Ramadan - Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.islamicity.com [Source type: General]

^ Recent Eid ul-Fitr Discussions .
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]

^ Eid ul adha is eid of sacrifice, and com .
  • Urdu And Hindi Sms Collection For Eid Ul Fitr And Eid Ul Azha | Page 19 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.evergreensms.com [Source type: General]

Eid prayers
.Public Eid prayers are held in every Mosque and in public places.^ To offer the Eid prayer in the Eid prayer place.

^ Eid prayer will be at the local mosque.
  • Eid ul-Fitr: Ramadan's Sweet Ending : NPR 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ To go early to the Eid prayer place.

The biggest prayer is held in Mosalla (a spacious place for prayer) where the Supreme Leader leads the prayer.

South Asia

.In Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal, the night before Eid is called Chand Raat, which means, night of the moon.^ On the eve before Éid, women and children get together to decorate their hands with henna, (in the south Asian subcontinent this evening is also known as 'chand raat'..
  • http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/wwa/Ramadan/Eid-ul-Fit.htm 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

^ If we send our money to do qurbani in India and eid falls a day before our eid here in Barbados would our qurbani be valid or not?

^ Please explain in detail the virtues of performing Ibadat on Inaam-Raat (the night before the Day of Eid 1st night of Shawwal).

.People often visit bazaars and shopping malls, with their families and children, for last minute Eid shopping.^ People visits bazaars and shopping malls, with their families and children, for last momemts Eid shopping.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ This festival is a very happy time for Muslims for special prayers, visits to family and friends, gifts to children and, of course by food.
  • Holiday - Eid al-Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lasting three days, it is a time for family and friends to get together, for celebrating with good food and presents for children, and giving to charity.

.Women, especially young girls, often paint each others' hands with traditional "henna" and wear colourful bangles.^ Women, especially young girls, often paint each others’ hands with traditional “ henna ” and wear colourful bangles.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ On the eve before Éid, women and children get together to decorate their hands with henna, (in the south Asian subcontinent this evening is also known as 'chand raat'..
  • http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/wwa/Ramadan/Eid-ul-Fit.htm 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

^ He said, 'Virgin mature girls staying often screened (or said, 'Mature girls and virgins staying often screened--Aiyub is not sure as which was right) and menstruating women should come out (on the Eid day).
  • http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/wwa/Ramadan/Eid-ul-Fit.htm 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

.During Eid, the traditional greeting is Eid Mubarak, and frequently also includes a formal embrace.^ People embrace each other and exchange greetings of ‘Eid Mubarak’.
  • Eid Ul Fitr Festival,Eid Ul Fitar In India,Eid Festival in India,Eid Ul Fitar Celebration,Eid Celebrations 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.indiasite.com [Source type: General]

^ After Eid Salaat people usually greet each other with hugs and wish and say 'Eid Mubarak' to one another at the masjid/eidgah....

^ Everyone prays for forgiveness for their sins and for protection against misfortune, after which people embrace and greet each other with ‘Eid Mubarak’ or ‘Happy Eid’ and head back home for the feast!
  • Eid Ul Fitr Festival,Eid Ul Fitar In India,Eid Festival in India,Eid Ul Fitar Celebration,Eid Celebrations 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.indiasite.com [Source type: General]

.Gifts are frequently given—new clothes are traditional—and it is also common for children to be given small sums of money (Eidi) by their elders.It is common for children to "salam" parents and adult relatives, they usually get money from the adult relative, if the family is middle class or wealthy.^ We also should reciprocate with gifts to relatives, friends, children, elders and the indigent.
  • [ Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. ] 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.darululoomtt.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Children are normally given gifts.
  • http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/wwa/Ramadan/Eid-ul-Fit.htm 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

^ My parents presented me new clothes.
  • My Favourite Day - Eid al-fitr - Stories - British Council - LearnEnglish Kids 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.britishcouncil.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After the Eid prayers, it is common for families to visit graveyards and pray for the salvation of departed family members.^ Malay family will usually visit the grave of their relatives to pay respect at the 1st day of Eid.
  • WTF!? Not Syok Ar? Bite Me Lar! » Selamat Hari Raya, Eid Mubarak 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC garfield.in [Source type: General]

^ Family visits are considered a must on the first day of the Eid so they have the rest of days to enjoy by going to parks, cinemas, theatres or the beaches.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ After the prayers Egyptians usually visit families and offer sweets made specially for this occasion called the feast sweets or Kahk.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.Special celebratory dishes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, and Fiji include sivayyan, a dish of fine, toasted sweet vermicelli noodles with milk & dried fruit.^ One of the special dishes in India , Pakistan and Fiji is sivayyan , a dish of fine, toasted vermicelli noodles [4] .
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ In South Asian countries, festivities begin on the night before Eid, known as the chand raat or the night of the moon, in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
  • Ramadan on the Net - Eid ul-Fitr - Celebrating the end of Ramadan (EID) 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]

^ With the true moon sighting method the Saudias first Ramadhan would have been Oct 6, like Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.
  • Moon Sighting Controversy of 1426H  Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.irfi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3] .In Bangladesh, the dish is called shemai.^ In Bangladesh, sivayyan is called shemai , and is an integral item of Eid dishes.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.Some people also avail themselves of this opportunity to distribute Zakat, the Islamic obligatory alms tax on one's wealth, to the needy.^ Some people also avail this opportunity to distribute Zakat , the obligatory tax on ones wealth, to the needy.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ The purpose of Zakat -ul- Fitr is to purify one who fasts from any indecent act or speech and to help the poor and needy.
  • Eid ul Fitr and Zakat ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.islamawareness.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The others are: belief & testimony in The One God ( Shahaadah ); prayer ( Salah ) - five times a day at its appointed times; alms -giving ( Zakat ) – approx.
  • Ramadhan & Eid | 4islam.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.4islam.com [Source type: Original source]

.In India the some popular places where Muslims congregate to celebrate Eid at this time are the Jama Masjid in New Delhi, in Kolkata there is a prayer held on the Red Road.^ There was no Taraweeh prayer, no Eid prayer.
  • Moazzam Begg on Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr in Bagram and Guantánamo | Andy Worthington 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.andyworthington.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ This is because jama'at is a prerequisite for the Eid prayers.
  • The Fiqh of Eid� 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC qa.sunnipath.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is a special Eid prayer that is performed in congregation.
  • http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/wwa/Ramadan/Eid-ul-Fit.htm 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: General]

.People can be spotted in thousands, there is a lot of excitement in the celebration of this festival.^ We happened to be there only a few days before Ramadan began, and there was a lot of anticipation and excitement in preparation.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

.Eid is a public holiday and is celebrated all over India.^ It is celebrated for three days in a holiday called Eid-ul-Fitr (the Feast of Fast Breaking).
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Muslims all over the world will be waking up early this Monday [or Tuesday] morning and making their way to prayer in celebration of Eid ul-Fitr.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Sepia Mutiny 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ Janeofalltrades on October 23, 2006 10:32 AM · Direct link Eid Mubarak to all that celebrate.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Sepia Mutiny 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

.Even non-Muslims visit their Muslim friends on this occasion, to convey their good wishes.^ At the conclusion of the prayer the Muslims should convey greetings to each other, give reasonable gifts to the youngsters and visit each other at their homes.
  • IslamiCity.com - Ramadan - Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.islamicity.com [Source type: General]

^ On this day Muslims visit friends and other family members and make phone calls to distant relatives to exchange well wishes.
  • Picasa Web Albums - Santanu - Ramadan Eid 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC picasaweb.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But like other groups past and present in America, Muslim Americans also have faced from time to time -- and continue to face, sadly, from time to time -- discrimination, intolerance and, on occasion, even violence.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

.Unlike rest of the Muslim world, South Asians celebrate Eid-ul-fitr for three days.^ It is celebrated for three days in a holiday called Eid-ul-Fitr (the Feast of Fast Breaking).
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Recent Eid ul-Fitr Discussions .
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]

^ Remarks During Eid ul-Fitr..
  • Moon Mate: Eid-ul-Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC shipping.org.gy [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Southeast Asia

Eid Ul-Fitr meal, Malaysia

Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei

.Indonesia as of 2008, was the nation with the largest Muslim population, and correspondingly the largest in the South East Asian region.^ This has so far been a great benefit to the entire Muslim population and has gone a long way in fostering unity among the various jamaats and groups in our nation.
  • [ Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. ] 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.darululoomtt.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Still, we received news of positive sightings to the East of the UK from Indonesia as well as South Africa.

.Eid is known as the Indonesianised Idul Fitri and Eid-al-Ad'ha as Idul Adha.^ Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday .
  • Eid al-Fitr News - Religion Today 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC religion.einnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) .
  • Holiday - Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Holiday - Eid al-Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) told them: 'Instead of those two days, Allah has appointed two other days which are better, the days of Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha.
  • IslamiCity.com - Ramadan - Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.islamicity.com [Source type: General]

It is a legally gazetted official Government annual holiday, with the exact date determined by local lunar observance. .Generally speaking, it "moves back" 11 days of the Gregorian calendar per year.^ The Muslim year is a lunar (moon) year, so Ramadan moves forward by ten or eleven days each year.

^ Because the Islamic lunar calendar ( hijri ) is approximately 11 days shorter than the solar or Gregorian calendar, Islamic holidays "move" each year.
  • Ramadhan & Eid | 4islam.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.4islam.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Should it be observed on the same day as in Makkah, or per the local calendar?

.For example, Idul Fitri and Lebaran occurred on September 21 and 22 of 2009, and is anticipated to fall on 10–11 September 2010, with possible variance of two to three days either side.^ On Friday, September 11, 2009 .
  • APDBO : Events 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.apdbo.org [Source type: General]

^ Reply l’Aïd el-Fitr – Eid ul-Fitr – عيد الفطر « Dr Ko Ko Gyi’s Blog Says: September 22, 2009 at 10:23 am [...

^ Go To Page > > 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 .
  • Urdu And Hindi Sms Collection For Eid Ul Fitr And Eid Ul Azha | Page 7 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.evergreensms.com [Source type: General]
  • Urdu And Hindi Sms Collection For Eid Ul Fitr And Eid Ul Azha | Page 19 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.evergreensms.com [Source type: General]

.Additionally, in Indonesia Idul Fitri has a pan-national legally mandated salary increase for all employees, known as THR: Tunjangan Hari Raya as mandated by Departemen Pengawasan Dinas Tenaga Kerja dan Sosial (Department of Labour, Employment and Society).^ The holiday is likewise referred to as Hari Raya Idul Fitri or lebaran (holiday [...
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ The holiday is likewise referred to as Hari Raya Idul Fitri or lebaran (holiday).
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Happy Eid to you and your family… Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir dan Batin .
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.The relevant law states THR (In Jakarta province) must be Rp 1 million or not less than one month's full salary paid in advance of Idul Fitri, in addition to normal salary.^ Before the state of Israel, to start a new month they had more confusion and disagreement than the Muslims have.
  • Moon Sighting Controversy of 1426H  Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.irfi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Thus, Idul Fitri is also a "paid holiday". Breaching or withholding THR is a very serious labour law infraction and punished severely, regardless of employer status or position.^ The holiday is likewise referred to as Hari Raya Idul Fitri or lebaran (holiday [...
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ The holiday is likewise referred to as Hari Raya Idul Fitri or lebaran (holiday).
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.In Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, Eid is more commonly known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Hari Raya Idul Fitri or Hari Raya Puasa.^ The holiday is likewise referred to as Hari Raya Idul Fitri or lebaran (holiday [...
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Eid-ul-Fitr) Festival.
  • Moon Mate: Eid-ul-Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC shipping.org.gy [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The holiday is likewise referred to as Hari Raya Idul Fitri or lebaran (holiday).
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

Hari Raya literally means 'Celebration Day'.
.It is the biggest holiday in Indonesia and one of the biggest in Malaysia.^ I will celebrate the holiday, one of the biggest on the Muslim calendar, with my parents and their friends, whom I affectionately call aunties and uncles, in my hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Eid ul-Fitr: Ramadan's Sweet Ending : NPR 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ Eid is the bi ggest holiday in Malaysia, and is the most awaited one.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.Shopping malls and bazaars are filled with people days ahead of Idul Fiti, causing a distinctive festive atmosphere throughout the country and traffic mayhem.^ Shopping malls and bazaars are filled with people days ahead of Hari Raya, causing a distinctive festive atmosphere throughout the country.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ People visits bazaars and shopping malls, with their families and children, for last momemts Eid shopping.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ In Bangladesh and Pakistan, many bazaars, malls, and restaurants witness huge crowd & high attendance during this principal muslim festival.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.Many banks, government and private offices are closed for the duration of the Idul festivities, known collectively as the Lebaran.^ Banks, private offices and government are closed, usually lasting one week.
  • Ramadan on the Net - Eid ul-Fitr - Celebrating the end of Ramadan (EID) 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]

^ Many banks, government and private offices are closed for this holiday, which usually lasts a week.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

Additionally, the wealthier classes often "escape" to local hotels, or commonly Singapore and Australia to avoid not having escape not having domestic servants, drivers or sometimes, security personnel. Singaporean, Malaysia and Indonesian hotels have been particularly successful marketing lucrative Lebaran or Idul Fitri "escape package".
.One of the largest temporary huamn migrations globally, is the prevailing custom of the Lebaran where workers, particularly unskilled migrants labourers such as maids and construction labourers return to one's home town or city and ask forgiveness from ones' parents, in-laws and elders.^ To walk to the Eid ground by one way and return by the other; however, there is no harm if one rides back home.
  • Eid ul Fitr and Zakat ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.islamawareness.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Most people return to their home towns to celebrate eid.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Examples of making du'a for religion would include things such as if a Muslim asked God to increase their faith or ask God to forgive them for their sins.
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

This is known as mudik, pulang kampung or in Malaysian balik kampung.
The night before Idul Fitri is filled with the sounds of many muezzin singing the takbir held in the mosques or mushollahs. .In many parts of Indonesia as well as Malaysia, especially in rural areas, pelita or panjut or lampu colok (as known by Malay-Singaporeans) (oil lamps, similar to tiki torches) are lit up and placed outside and around the house.^ It is well known that the Prophet Muhammad ( pbuh ) regularly observed fasting in other parts of the year besides Ramadhan, and he always exhorted his followers to do the same.
  • Ramadhan & Eid | 4islam.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.4islam.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In many of the communites people hang oil lamps.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Indonesia shares many of the traditions of Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.Special dishes like ketupat, dodol, lemang (a type of glutinous rice cake cooked in bamboo) and other Indo-Malay (and in the case of Malaysia, also Nyonya) delicacies are served during this day.^ Many popular dishes are served on Eid such as ketupat, dodol, and lemang (rice cake cooked in bamboo).
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ For many families, it may be one of the few times during the year that they have the opportunity to enjoy meat, and only the best dishes are served.
  • Holiday - Eid al-Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The lively or alternatively very emotional devotional music and sung Quranic verse associated with this period is known as Kaisidah or more correctly, Qasida.^ There are a little more than six thousand verses in the Quran; and if the month is of thirty days, the total number of Rakats is six hundred.
  • Eid ul Fitr and Zakat ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.islamawareness.net [Source type: Original source]

It is commonly performed by famous musicians, some of whom may be international stars and is televised nation-wide.
.It is common to greet people with "Selamat Idul Fitri" or "Salam Aidilfitri" (in Malaysia) which means "Happy Eid". Muslims also greet one another with "mohon maaf lahir dan batin" in Indonesia and "maaf zahir dan batin" in Malaysia, which means "Forgive my physical and emotional (wrongdoings)", because Idul Fitri is not only for celebrations but a time for atonement: to ask for forgiveness for sins which they may have committed but was cleansed as a result of the fasting in the Muslim month of Ramadan.^ When I was in college, they asked me what my major was.
  • Eid ul-Fitr: Ramadan's Sweet Ending : NPR 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ Eid-ul-Fitr is the first one, and it is right after Ramadan, the month of .
  • Moon Mate: Eid-ul-Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC shipping.org.gy [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Happy Eid) The Islamic month of Ramadan ended on Saturday evening.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Boing Boing 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is customary for Muslim-Indonesians and Muslim-Malaysians to wear a traditional cultural costume on Idul Fitri.^ Many Malaysians wear the traditional Malay clothing for eid.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ It is also customary in Indonesian culture to offer apologies on the Day of Eid.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

The Indonesian male costume is known as baju koko: a collarless long or short-sleeve shirt with traditional embroidered designs with a "kilt" sarung of songket, ikat or similar woven, plaid-cloth or alternatively either modern business-suit trousers or more traditional loose-fitting trousers of similar colour to the shirt, and either a peci hat or regional cultural head wear and songkok. Malaysian variant is known as the baju Melayu, shirt worn with a sarong known as kain samping and a headwear known as songkok.
Female costume is known as kebaya krudung. .It consists of, normally, a loose-fitting blouse (which may be enhanced with brocade and embroidery), a long skirt both of which may be batik, or the sarung skirt made of batik, ikat or songket and either the jilbab (hijab) or its variant the stiffened krudung.Malaysian costume is referred to as baju kurung and baju kebaya.^ The men’s clothing is called baju malayu and the women’s is baju kurung of baju kebaya.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.It is a common practice however for the Muslim-Malaysians in Singapore to refer to the baju kurung in reference to the type of outfit, worn by men.^ It is a common practice for Muslims to break their fast at sunset with dates (from a palm tree) , following the custom of Prophet Muhammad ( pbuh ).
  • Ramadhan & Eid | 4islam.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.4islam.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The men’s clothing is called baju malayu and the women’s is baju kurung of baju kebaya.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.It should be noted this term is not used in Indonesia, as it is an example of humourous poor translation between Malaysian and Indonesian, as kurung means a cage, parentheses, or a sack, depending on the context.^ An example would be if someone asks for an increase in wealth, they should intend with that increase in wealth to spend more on the poor and on their relatives.
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We should not become subservient to it, by using it as a means of deviating from the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.
  • Moonsighting, Ramadan, 'Eid ul-Fitr, 'Eid ul-Adha & Hajj 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC mysite.verizon.net [Source type: Original source]

.For non-Austronesian Muslims, or even non-Muslims they may don costumes of their respective culture and tradition, or wear "Islamic" clothes to show respect to their relatives' or friends' differing religious beliefs for the occasion.^ Alternatively, they may wear clean washed clothes.Men and boys go to mosque or open fields called Eidgah for special Eid prayers, thanking God for enabling a Muslim to observe the holy month meaningfully.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ This book explains the special Muslim holidays from a child's perspective and would therefore be a valuable tool to be used in schools when studying different holidays from various cultures and religions!
  • Amazon.com: Ramadhan and Eid-ul-Fitr (9781879402201): Azra Jessa: Books 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ Embassy should also see whether after spending millions of pounds they are earning respect or a bad name amongst the Muslim community of Britain.
  • Moon Sighting Controversy of 1426H  Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.irfi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This is particularly common in Indonesia, where many families have close friends or relatives of differing faiths, namely Catholic, some Protestant and Muslim.^ Visiting friends and relatives is common.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Sepia Mutiny 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ This festival is a very happy time for Muslims for special prayers, visits to family and friends, gifts to children and, of course by food.
  • Holiday - Eid al-Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dressed in their finest, millions of Muslims Saturday thronged mosques across the country and then visited their relatives and friends to celebrate the festival of Eid-ul-Zuha.
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]

.Once the prayer is completed, it is common for Muslims in both Indonesia and Malaysia to visit the graves of loved ones.^ The Spirit of Ramadhan Muslims use many phrases in various languages to congratulate one another for the completion of the obligation of fasting and the 'Eid-ul-Fitr festival.
  • Ramadhan & Eid | 4islam.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.4islam.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the Prayer, the Muslim faces towards the Ka‘bah in Makkah, the symbol of the Oneness of Allah and the unity of Muslims.
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have been told that a common Muslim prayer tells us, "No struggle is easy unless you make it easy for us, and only you, my Lord, can make a hardship easy to overcome."
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

.During this visit, they clean the grave, recite Ya-Seen, a chapter (surah) from the Quran and also perform the tahlil ceremony.^ Whenever a conversation took place with the Imams of Harmain in the Harmain or during their visits to Britain, they choose to stay quiet about the correctness or otherwise of the Saudi decisions.
  • Moon Sighting Controversy of 1426H  Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.irfi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If one does not remember these surah they can recite the ones they prefer.
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

.All these are done to ask God to forgive the dead and also those who are living for all their sins.^ "This is the book in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who are God--conscious."
  • Ramadhan & Eid | 4islam.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.4islam.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All the sins piled up during the year who amongst you found forgiveness from God through fasting?
  • Sajed Kamal: Translation of Nazrul's Play: "Eid ul Fitr" 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.nazrul.org [Source type: Original source]

^ This day have those who reject faith given up all hope of your religion: yet fear them not but fear Me.
  • Moonsighting, Ramadan, 'Eid ul-Fitr, 'Eid ul-Adha & Hajj 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC mysite.verizon.net [Source type: Original source]

The Javanese majority of Indonesia are known for their Kejawen traditions of washing the headstone using scented water from the traditional terracotta water-jug, the kendi, and sprinkling hyacinth and jasmine over the graves.
In Indonesia there is a special ritual called halal bi-halal. .During this, Muslim-Indonesians visit their elders, in the family, the neighborhood, or their work, and show respect to them.^ This festival is a very happy time for Muslims for special prayers, visits to family and friends, gifts to children and, of course by food.
  • Holiday - Eid al-Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Usually, children visit elder relatives and neighbours to pay respects and greetings.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ On this day Muslims visit friends and other family members and make phone calls to distant relatives to exchange well wishes.
  • Picasa Web Albums - Santanu - Ramadan Eid 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC picasaweb.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

They will also seek reconciliation (if needed), and preserve or restore harmonious relations.[4]
.The rest of the day is spent visiting relatives or serving visitors.^ The rest of the day is spent visiting family and friends.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Boing Boing 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Family visits are considered a must on the first day of the Eid so they have the rest of days to enjoy by going to parks, cinemas, theatres or the beaches.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ On this day Muslims visit friends and other family members and make phone calls to distant relatives to exchange well wishes.
  • Picasa Web Albums - Santanu - Ramadan Eid 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC picasaweb.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Idul Fitri is a very joyous day for children as the adults give them money.^ My dear Muslims, this day of Eid is indeed a very happy and joyous occasion which we have been given in Islam.
  • [ Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. ] 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.darululoomtt.org [Source type: Original source]

They also celebrate by lighting traditional bamboo "cannon" fire-crackers known as meriam bambu Ramadhan, using kerosene in large hollow bamboo tubes or Chinese imported crackers. The traditional bamboo cannon, meriam bambu are notoriously loud and can be very dangerous to operator, bystander and even nearby buildings. These are usually bamboo tubes 5–10 cm in diameter and 4-7 metres long, filled with either: water and several hundred grams of calcium carbide, or heated kerosene, then ignited by match. .Celebrating with firecrackers in the early morning during Ramadan is now banned in many areas- though many rascals evade the law and disturb the neighbourhood.^ On the day of the celebration, a typical Muslim family awakes very early, does the first everyday prayer, and is required to eat a little, symbolizing the end of Ramadan.
  • Holiday - Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Muslims all over the world will be waking up early this Monday [or Tuesday] morning and making their way to prayer in celebration of Eid ul-Fitr.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Sepia Mutiny 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ Unfortunately, many Muslims abstain from sins during the month of Ramadan, but come Eid-ul-Fitr, they go back to what they were before!
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

kerons .In Malaysia, children will be given token sums of money, also known as "duit raya," from their parents or elders.^ Children are often given money or other tokens on eid.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

[5][6]

Myanmar/Burma

.In Myanmar (ASEAN nations officially refer to Myanmar/Burma exclusively as Myanmar), Eid ul-Fitr lasts for only one day of celebration for the Myanmarese Muslims.^ Recent Eid ul-Fitr Discussions .
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]

^ Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr .
  • Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Eid ul Fitr gala dinner .
  • APDBO : Events 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.apdbo.org [Source type: General]

.We call this day as Eid Nei’ (Nei’=day) or Eid Ka Lay (Ka Lay=small) or Shai Mai Eid (because Shai Mai or sayviah/ sweet vermicelli served with fried cashews, coconut shreds, raisins with milk is the main Myanmarese Muslim traditional food cooked during the Myanmarese Muslim Eids).^ It is celebrated for three days in a holiday called Eid-ul-Fitr (the Feast of Fast Breaking).
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Send cute cool Eid sms in urdu and hindi on this eid because sharing and celebrating big occassion with friends and family is the main theme of EID .
  • Urdu And Hindi Sms Collection For Eid Ul Fitr And Eid Ul Azha | Page 7 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.evergreensms.com [Source type: General]
  • Urdu And Hindi Sms Collection For Eid Ul Fitr And Eid Ul Azha | Page 19 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.evergreensms.com [Source type: General]

^ Unfortunately, many Muslims abstain from sins during the month of Ramadan, but come Eid-ul-Fitr, they go back to what they were before!
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

Although it is not a gazetted public holiday in Myanmar, most employers have an understanding on the Myanmarese Muslims and usually even willing to give an unrecorded holiday to the Muslim staff. .And they even used to take time off during the office hour to visit their Muslim staff usually also accompanied by other non-Muslim staff under them.^ But at times they deviate even from this criteria.
  • Moon Sighting Controversy of 1426H  Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.irfi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Whenever a conversation took place with the Imams of Harmain in the Harmain or during their visits to Britain, they choose to stay quiet about the correctness or otherwise of the Saudi decisions.
  • Moon Sighting Controversy of 1426H  Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.irfi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Food in Ramadhan Since Ramadhan is a special time; Muslims in many parts of the world prepare certain favorite foods during this month.
  • Ramadhan & Eid | 4islam.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.4islam.com [Source type: Original source]


.As there is no single Islamic authority in Myanmar to give a decision, it is sometimes difficult to get an agreement about the sighting of the moon for the Eid or the start of Ramadan.^ No decisions can be challenged there.
  • Moon Sighting Controversy of 1426H  Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.irfi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, in which the Muslims are asked to observe fasting from dawn to dusk and do extra prayers and observe religious values rigidly, the Muslims celebrate the sighting of the new moon (start of the new Muslim month).
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ SP on October 23, 2006 3:27 PM · Direct link The start of Eid depends on the sighting of the new moon - though technically religious leaders are supposed to see it with their eyes, in practice these days govt authorities use astronomical calculations to figure out what day the new moon *should* appear in the sky where they are, and announce this several days in advance so that there isn't last minute uncertainty about which day is a holiday.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Sepia Mutiny 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

.So even in a small town or a village, Eid could be celebrated on different days.^ When the fast ends (the first day of the tenth month of the Islamic calendar –Shawwal) it is celebrated for three days in a holiday called 'Eid-ul-Fitr (the Feast of Fast Breaking).
  • Ramadhan & Eid | 4islam.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.4islam.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On the day of Eid Muslims attend an early morning prayer after having a small breakfast.
  • Picasa Web Albums - Santanu - Ramadan Eid 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC picasaweb.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The celebration of Eid al-Adha commemorates this event as Muslims all over the world sacrifice an animal during this day.
  • Holiday - Eid al-Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.So it is difficult for the successive governments to declare a holiday on Eid ul-Fitr.^ Recent Eid ul-Fitr Discussions .
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]

^ Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr .
  • Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Mubarak Eid ul-Fitr!
  • Eid ul-Fitr Cards, Free Eid ul-Fitr eCards, Greeting Cards from 123greetings.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.123greetings.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.But the Eid al-Adha "Festival of Sacrifice" or "Greater Eid" is a gazetted public Holiday.^ Eid ul adha is eid of sacrifice, and com .
  • Urdu And Hindi Sms Collection For Eid Ul Fitr And Eid Ul Azha | Page 19 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.evergreensms.com [Source type: General]

^ Eid-al-Adha function .
  • APDBO : Events 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.apdbo.org [Source type: General]

^ Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) .
  • Holiday - Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Holiday - Eid al-Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Myanmarese Muslims could celebrate as this annually falls on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (ذو الحجة) of the lunar Islamic calendar.^ On Eid morning, which is the first day of Shawwal - the tenth month in the Islamic lunar calendar - families offer a special prayer of thanks, called an Eid prayer, for the help and strength received to practice self discipline during Ramadan.
  • Ramadan on the Net - Eid ul-Fitr - Celebrating the end of Ramadan (EID) 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]

^ Id-Ul-Fitr is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the Islamic calendar and it occurs after the sighting of the new crescent moonwhich signals the end of the month of Ramadan.
  • Holiday - Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Almost two billion Muslims around the world celebrate Eid ul-Fitr (eed al-fitter), the three-day festival commonly known as "Eid."
  • Ramadan on the Net - Eid ul-Fitr - Celebrating the end of Ramadan (EID) 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]

.The festivities last for one day only in Myanmar.^ When the sun has set, and day is done- I'll break this chain, but only one.
  • Urdu And Hindi Sms Collection For Eid Ul Fitr And Eid Ul Azha | Page 19 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.evergreensms.com [Source type: General]

.It is easy for the Myanmar governments to declare a holiday because sighting of the moon is ten day's earlier and the Eid al-Adha could be celebrate for three days.^ Eid al-Adha .
  • IU Bloomington Religious Holidays Calendar 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.indiana.edu [Source type: General]

^ Today is Eid Al-Adha – the celebration of the sacrifice.
  • Eid Al Adha Khutbah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Eid-al-Adha function .
  • APDBO : Events 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.apdbo.org [Source type: General]

.Usually they fixed the date following the Saudi authorities as Haj is more important for all of us.^ There are other neighborhoods which are more mixed, but usually they are also 'working-class' kinds of places (so people like Kurma and others from India on this site would not likely have interacted with them).
  • Eid Mubarak! - Sepia Mutiny 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ There will be for them therein all that they wish,- and more besides in Our Presence.” (Surah Qaf 50:31-35) And Allah also says: .
  • Eid Al Adha Khutbah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.scribd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Regardless of whether or not the New Moon is present on the horizon of Britain, the director general of ICCL makes announcements of Ramadhan and Eid dates by following the announcement of Saudi Arabia.
  • Moon Sighting Controversy of 1426H  Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.irfi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Myanmarese Muslims are used to recite the Takbir during the prayers at Mosques, not loudly, all throughout the three day’s period of Eid.^ It is celebrated for three days in a holiday called Eid-ul-Fitr (the Feast of Fast Breaking).
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Muslims all over the world will be waking up early this Monday [or Tuesday] morning and making their way to prayer in celebration of Eid ul-Fitr.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Sepia Mutiny 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ But I also know that Ramadan is a time of intense devotion and reflection – a time when Muslims fast during the day and perform tarawih prayers at night, reciting and listening to the entire Koran over the course of the month.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]


Myanmarese Muslims are from Hanafi sect of Sunni Muslims. .So the perform EidSalaah as Wajib (necessary and therefore to deliberately miss them is a sin) Namaz (Salaah) two rakat with six extra Takbirs only.^ The Prayer of Eid-ul-Fitr can be performed individually if one has missed the Jama'at.
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Niyyat (Intention) should be in these words: "I resolve to offer two Rakats Namaz-e-Eid, Sunnat Qurbatan Ellallah".
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]


.During Eid, the traditional greeting is giving Salaam only or sometimes saying Eid Mubarak.^ But without going into technical details, I will only say that sometimes due to other factors even a 36hours old moon is not visible.
  • Moon Sighting Controversy of 1426H  Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.irfi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The popular way of greeting in Bangladesh, India & Pakistan during celebration of this festival is to say Eid Mubarak to others.Children are encouraged to meet and greet the elders.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Na Zuban Se Na Muscal Se Na Sms Se Na Fone Se Na Post Se Na Greeting Se Na Email Se Direct Dil Se Eid Mubarak.....0314-3071133 > > .
  • Urdu And Hindi Sms Collection For Eid Ul Fitr And Eid Ul Azha | Page 7 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.evergreensms.com [Source type: General]

.We say Assalamualaikum from the mouth and put our right hand on the forehead as if giving a salute, but usually there is no shaking hands and rarely only includes a formal embrace.^ The Hilaal could only be seen by telescope in South America and observation is normally performed by naked eye, thus there were no observation by telescope.

^ The Muslims say "there is no god but God," so we each think the other is at least half right.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Boing Boing 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By 'Isha time there were no reports of any credible sighting east of our location; rather, we received news of negative sightings in Morocco, South Africa, and Malaysia.

.Gifts or foods are frequently given to the elder relatives and even non-Muslim bosses and authorities, new clothes are traditionally meant for the family members and the workers or staff only but Myanmarese Muslims elders used to give Eidi to all the children.^ Typically, each Muslim family gives food to those in need.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ A member of the House of Lords intends to file a petition in the high court stating that the British Crown had gifted the land of ICCL when there were only a few Muslims in this country.
  • Moon Sighting Controversy of 1426H  Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.irfi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Usually, children visit elder relatives and neighbours to pay respects and greetings.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

.Children used to get more from their parents, quite a lot from the wealthy near relatives and friends but at least a token sum of small amount of money even from the strangers especially if they go around the neighborhood in groups purposely just to collect Eidi.^ It is also customary for children to go around the neighborhood, door to door, and wish everyone a happy “Bayram”, for which they are awarded candy, chocolates, traditional sweets such as Baklava and Lokum (Turkish delight), or a small amount of money at every door, almost in a Halloween -like fashion.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ After meeting the friends and relatives, many people go for attending parties, feasts, special carnivals and festivities in the parks (with picnics, fireworks, etc.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Upscale areas (or even middle-class areas) have fewer Muslims, because generally-speaking, they are not as well-off (as a group).
  • Eid Mubarak! - Sepia Mutiny 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]


.It is common for children and young people to go around giving “salaam” to parents, elder relatives and other elders in the neighborhood.^ Usually, children visit elder relatives and neighbours to pay respects and greetings.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ After meeting the friends and relatives, many people go for attending parties, feasts, special carnivals and festivities in the parks (with picnics, fireworks, etc.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ It is the time of year for parents and older children to fast, give special praise to God, and be charitable to the poor and needy.
  • Amazon.com: Fasting and Dates: A Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr Story (Festival Time) (9780764126710): Jonny Zucker, Jan Barger Cohen: Books 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.During the Eid Myanmarese Muslims used to ask forgiveness from elders and try to forgive and forget the misunderstandings amongst each other.^ Some other section of Muslim are going to observe eid tomorrow Tuesday, Sep.

^ I can't speak on Sunnis or Shi'ites, as I am neither, though Muslims killing other Muslims for celebrating Eid too early is so sad and so atrocious.
  • Eid Mubarak! - Sepia Mutiny 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ Other Muslims communities in Guyana also observed the Hilaal today, making Wednesday, 1 October, 2008, the first day of Shawwal and the day of Eid Ul Fitir.

Asking for forgiveness is usually done to the parents and elders.
The following cuisine Myanmarese Muslims usually cook for the Eid:
  1. Myanmarese Muslims bake the Sa-Nwin-Ma-Kin or Burmese Semolina Cake [1] or Semolina Pudding or (Kuih) Sooji, using Sooji (Semolina), eggs, cream of wheat (Semolina), coconut cream, sugar, raisins and milk. It is topped with sesame seeds and baked with the charcoal slow fire above and below to made them like brownie golden cakes.[2]
  2. This is also made as a delicacies called Halwa(In Myanmar this is referred to a loose form,something like smashed potato)without baking into a hard or firmer cake.
  3. Danbauk [dan pauʔ]) Htamin or Myanmaresee Biryani [3] Myanmarese-style biryani with either chicken or mutton served with mango pickle, fresh mint and green chili. .It is also a Myanmarese Muslims favorite food cooked during Eid.^ Unfortunately, many Muslims abstain from sins during the month of Ramadan, but come Eid-ul-Fitr, they go back to what they were before!
    • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The celebration of Eid al-Adha commemorates this event as Muslims all over the world sacrifice an animal during this day.
    • Holiday - Eid al-Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Popular ingredients are cashew nuts, yogurt, raisins and peas, chicken, cloves, cinnamon, saffron and bay leaf. In Myanmarese biryani, the chicken is cooked with the rice.[7] Biryani is also eaten with a salad of sliced onions and cucumber.
  4. Htawbat htamin, rice made with butter and mostly eaten with chicken curry.
  5. Mohinga
  6. Lahpet
  7. Various types of Khow suey, Myanmarese Khow Suey - Indian Style [4], are famous.
  8. Panthay khao swè [panθei kʰauʔ swɛ]), halal noodles with chicken and spices, often served by Chinese Muslims
  9. Ohn-no khao swè [ounnouʔ kʰauʔswɛ]), curried chicken and wheat noodles in a coconut milk broth similar to Malaysian laksa and Chiang Mai's khao soi
  10. Seejet khao swè [sʰi tʃʰɛʔ kʰauʔ swɛ]), wheat noodles with duck or pork, fried garlic oil, soy sauce and chopped spring onions
  11. Jin thohk [dʒin θouʔ]), ginger salad with sesame seeds
  12. Jarzan hin, [dʒazan hin]) glass noodle soup with chicken, wood-ear mushrooms, dried flowers, onions, boiled egg, garnished with coriander, thin-sliced onions, crushed dried chilli and a dash of lime (Mandalay).
  13. Jauk-kyaw [tʃaoʔtʃau]), agar jelly usually set in two layers with coconut milk.
  14. Montletsaung [moun̰leʔsʰaun]), tapioca balls, glutinous rice, grated coconut and toasted sesame with jiggery syrup in coconut milk
  15. Samusa [sʰa mu sʰa̰]), Myanmarese-style samosa with mutton and onions served with fresh mint, green chilli, onions and lime
  16. Samusa thohk ‌ [sʰa mu sʰa̰ θouʔ]), samosa salad with onions, cabbage, fresh mint, potato curry, masala, chili powder, salt and lime.
  17. Shai Mai or Sa Wai or sayviah/ sweet vermicelli served with fried cashews, coconut shreds, raisins with milk is the main Myanmarese Muslim traditional food cooked during the Myanmarese Muslim Eids)
.Sometimes Myanmarese Muslims pray or perform Eid salah (we called Eid Namaz)at Eidgah or Idgah at the open spaces outside or in the cities.^ Alternatively, they may wear clean washed clothes.Men and boys go to mosque or open fields called Eidgah for special Eid prayers, thanking God for enabling a Muslim to observe the holy month meaningfully.
  • Eid Al Fitr Around The World « A Glimpse Into The Life of A Muslimah 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC southernmuslimah.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

Usually Myanmarese Muslim women are not allowed to pray together at the Masjids or Eidgah.
Traditionally, Myanmarese Muslims women are also not allowed to enter the graveyards.
Myanmarese Muslims are usually forbidden by the religious authorities from decorating their homes with the lights, lamps or colourful electric bulbs. .Both the children and the adults are also advised by the religious elders not to celebrate with the fireworks and firecrackers.^ I watched as three young children -- in a kindergarten class of that village -- came forward together to celebrate their individual religious traditions.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

.Wishing friends and relatives with the Eid cards or sending Eid cards through internet is just a newly acquired culture for the Myanmarese Muslims.^ Dressed in their finest, millions of Muslims Saturday thronged mosques across the country and then visited their relatives and friends to celebrate the festival of Eid-ul-Zuha.
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]

^ Goldwag: Books that inspire me Bassam Tariq POSTED AT 10:32 AM September 21, 2009 Culture • guestblog Eid • Guestblog • Muslims .
  • Eid Mubarak! - Boing Boing 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Add a touch of warmth to your friend's Eid ul-Fitr with these warm and cute ecards.  Browse all 13 cards » .
  • Eid ul-Fitr Cards, Free Eid ul-Fitr eCards, Greeting Cards from 123greetings.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.123greetings.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Philippines

.The Philippines, with a majority Christian population, has recognized Eid ul-Fitr as a regular holiday by virtue of Republic Act No.^ Eid ul-Fitr .
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]

^ Eid ul-Fitr News .
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]
  • Eid ul-Fitr News - Topix 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]

^ Eid-ul-Fitr Celebration .
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

9177 and signed on November 13, 2002. The law was enacted in deference to the Muslim-Filipino community and to promote peace among major religions in the Philippines. The first public holiday was set on December 6, 2002.

China

.In China, out of 56 officially recognized ethnic groups, Eid ul-Fitr is celebrated by 10 ethnic groups that practice Islam, totaling 18 million according to official statistics.^ Eid ul-Fitr is a unique festival.
  • Holiday - Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Muslims celebrate 'Eid ul Fitr on the first day of Shawwal.
  • Holiday - Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eid-ul-Fitr is a unique festival.
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

It is also a public holiday in China in certain regions, including two province prefecture level regions, Ningxia and Xinjiang. .All residents in these areas are entitled of either a one-day or three-day holiday.^ Wish your friends, family and loved ones the choicest blessings of Allah with these wonderful wishes.  Browse all 21 cards » .
  • Eid ul-Fitr Cards, Free Eid ul-Fitr eCards, Greeting Cards from 123greetings.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.123greetings.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Send these beautiful ecards to say Eid Mubarak to your friends, family and loved ones.  Browse all 46 cards » .
  • Eid ul-Fitr Cards, Free Eid ul-Fitr eCards, Greeting Cards from 123greetings.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.123greetings.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Whereas outside the Muslim regions, only Muslims have a one-day holiday. .In Xinjiang particularly, Eid ul-Fitr is even celebrated by Han Chinese population during which holiday supply such as mutton and beef is distributed to households as part of welfare scheme by government agencies, public and private institutions or businesses.^ Eid ul Fitr gala dinner .
  • APDBO : Events 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.apdbo.org [Source type: General]

^ Eid-ul-Fitr function .
  • APDBO : Events 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.apdbo.org [Source type: General]

^ Eid ul Fitr Khutba .
  • APDBO : Events 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.apdbo.org [Source type: General]

In the Yunnan province, Muslims are spread throughout the region. .On Eid ul-Fitr, however, they travel to Sayyid 'Ajjal's grave, after their communal prayers.^ Eid-ul Fitr 2005 Photos at Community Mosque - Community Mosque of WS .
  • Eid-ul Fitr 2005 Photos at Community Mosque - Community Mosque of WS | Google Groups 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eid-ul-Fitr is a unique festival.
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Eid-ul Fitr 2005 Photos at Community Mosque Options .
  • Eid-ul Fitr 2005 Photos at Community Mosque - Community Mosque of WS | Google Groups 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC groups.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.First there are readings from the Quran, then the tomb is cleaned (reminiscent of the historic annual Chinese Qingming festival in which people go their ancestors' graves, sweep and clean the area and then make food offerings).^ The one who did was buried first.” Look, may God protect you, how the people of the Quran are favoured in this world and in the hereafter.
  • # Ansar Al-Mujahideen # Presents # - English Translation of As-Sahab Release :- " 'Eid ul-fitr sermon (1430H) by Sheikh Al-Mujahid Khalid Al-Husainan H.A " - Ansar Al-Mujahideen 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC ansarnet.info [Source type: Original source]

^ Each verse we go through, we should read it, contemplate it, and meditate on it so we can resemble the unique first generation.
  • # Ansar Al-Mujahideen # Presents # - English Translation of As-Sahab Release :- " 'Eid ul-fitr sermon (1430H) by Sheikh Al-Mujahid Khalid Al-Husainan H.A " - Ansar Al-Mujahideen 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC ansarnet.info [Source type: Original source]

^ Tomb Sweeping Day or Qingming Festival .
  • Holiday - Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Holiday - Eid al-Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Finally the accomplishments of the Sayyid 'Ajall are told. In conclusion, a special service is held to honor the hundreds of thousands of Muslims killed during the Qing dynasty, and the hundreds killed during the Cultural Revolution.[8]

Africa

.They celebrate Eid in many countries in Africa.^ Unfortunately, many Muslims abstain from sins during the month of Ramadan, but come Eid-ul-Fitr, they go back to what they were before!
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The forbidden places from which they had abstained for month long, are infact the same places they go to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

Tunisia

.Tunisia sees three to four days of celebration, with preparations starting several days earlier.^ "It's a celebration and a day to give up all dilemmas and start fresh," said 27-year congregation member Muhammad Suleman.
  • PhillyBurbs.com:  A celebration of faith 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.phillyburbs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Special biscuits are made to give to friends and relatives on the day.^ In most parts of the Islamic world, Muslims give each other small gifts and wear new clothes, children receive money from their parents, relatives and older friends, special feasts are held, and desserts adorn the table for days while families and friends reunite.
  • Ramadan on the Net - Eid ul-Fitr - Celebrating the end of Ramadan (EID) 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.holidays.net [Source type: General]

^ On this day Muslims visit friends and other family members and make phone calls to distant relatives to exchange well wishes.
  • Picasa Web Albums - Santanu - Ramadan Eid 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC picasaweb.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

we can mention ."Baklawa" and several kinds of "kaak". Men will go to the mosque early in the morning, while the women either go with them or prepare their children with new outfits and toys to celebrate as well as a big family lunch generally in parents house.^ On the day of the celebration, a typical Muslim family awakes very early, does the first everyday prayer, and is required to eat a little, symbolizing the end of Ramadan.
  • Holiday - Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ WILLINGBORO - Members of the Al-Nasr Islamic congregation gathered to celebrate the end of Ramadan at their mosque on Bridge Street on Sunday morning.
  • PhillyBurbs.com:  A celebration of faith 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.phillyburbs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

During the daylight hours, there is dancing and music. .There are feasts going all day long, and many gifts are a large part of tradition.^ This is just one part of our effort to celebrate Ramadan, and continues a long tradition of hosting iftars here at the White House.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A special feast is prepared for the breaking of the fast, where everyone present is invited to partake of the dinner after the all-day fast.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

Also, food is the center of this holiday, so this is one of the hightlights of the evening.

South Africa

.In Cape Town, hundreds of people gather at Green Point for the sighting of the moon on the last day of Ramadan each year.^ It's been nice to have Diwali and Eid ul-Fitr fall just days apart this year and last year .
  • Eid Mubarak! - Sepia Mutiny 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.sepiamutiny.com [Source type: General]

^ The terminology of New Moon is in common use, although the moon, the sun and earth are the same which Allah had created at the beginning of the universe and will remain the same till the last day.
  • Moon Sighting Controversy of 1426H  Eid ul Fitr 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.irfi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Present day prominent scholar Shaikh Yousuf Qardhawi says: If according to the Observatory the new moon is not born yet, then any claim of its sighting must be rejected.
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.The gathering brings together people from all walks of life, and everyone comes with something to share with others at the time of breaking the fast.^ Values that can bring people of every faith and culture together, strengthen us as people, and, I would argue, strengthen the United States as a nation.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Fasting is our sacrifice, it is the life of our soul; let us sacrifice all our body, since the soul has arrived as guest.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Then the sun together with all its planets is revolving in its galaxy and this galaxy is revolving amongst a cluster of many other galaxies.
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The Magrib prayer is then conducted and the sighting of the moon is announced thereafter.
.The Day of Eid ul-Fitr is celebrated by first attending the Mosque for Eid prayer.^ Mubarak Eid ul-Fitr!
  • Eid ul-Fitr Cards, Free Eid ul-Fitr eCards, Greeting Cards from 123greetings.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.123greetings.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eid-ul-Fitr 1429 Prayers in the GTA* .
  • TorontoMuslims.com: Eid-ul-Fitr 1429 Information 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.torontomuslims.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eid-ul-Fitr Celebration .
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This is followed by visiting neighbours and family. .Children receive presents and money from elder members of the family, relatives and neighbours.^ On this day Muslims visit friends and other family members and make phone calls to distant relatives to exchange well wishes.
  • Picasa Web Albums - Santanu - Ramadan Eid 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC picasaweb.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most people wear new clothes with bright colours, while biscuits, cakes, samoosas, pies and tarts are presented to visitors as treats.^ Is it the day of rejoicing for those who simply put on new clothes and wear perfume?
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ People dress themselves in their best clothes which are mostly new and bought for the festival the same year.
  • Picasa Web Albums - Santanu - Ramadan Eid 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC picasaweb.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Lunch is usually served in large family groups.

Nigeria

Nigeria is a secular environment. .Therefore, as Muslims celebrate the festival, Christians also participate.^ Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims.
  • Holiday - Eid al-Adha, Feast of the Sacrifice, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

the Eid is popularly known as "Small Sallah" and people generally greet each other with "Barka Da Sallah" which means greetings on sallah in Hausa language. .People Celebrate by observing the Eid prayer at designated praying grounds and then retire home to eat meals prepared by the women.^ On the day of the celebration, a typical Muslim family awakes very early, does the first everyday prayer, and is required to eat a little, symbolizing the end of Ramadan.
  • Holiday - Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I know that over the past two days you have been congregating at each others homes, at mosques, and at community centers celebrating the month of abstinence and fasting and prayer and rejoicing together.
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For some Muslims, the last 10 days of Ramadan mark a time of isolation, so the Eid is also the first chance for some to be among groups of people, adding to the meaning of the celebration.
  • PhillyBurbs.com:  A celebration of faith 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.phillyburbs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Federal holiday is typically 2 days in Nigeria. Nigerians travel to their respective hometowns irrespective of their religions during this Sallah especially if the holiday is continuous with a weekend.

In the Gregorian calendar

.Although Eid ul-Fitr is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar, the date on the Gregorian calendar falls approximately 11 days earlier each successive year, since the Islamic calendar is lunar and the Gregorian calendar is solar.^ Eid ul-Fitr is a unique festival.
  • Holiday - Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mubarak Eid ul-Fitr!
  • Eid ul-Fitr Cards, Free Eid ul-Fitr eCards, Greeting Cards from 123greetings.com 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.123greetings.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Muslims celebrate 'Eid ul Fitr on the first day of Shawwal.
  • Holiday - Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Ramadan, Muslim's Festival 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC holidayyear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Eid may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not. Republic of Turkey is the only muslim country that uses the Gregorian calendar. The future dates for the US are estimated at:
.Eid ul-Fitr begins the night before each of the below dates, at sunset.^ Eid-ul-Fitr Celebration .
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Eid-ul-Fitr is a unique festival.
  • ~~Malak Renee's~~ Site - Malak's Thought's 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC malakrenee.multiply.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak!
  • Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr - Eid Mubarak! 2 February 2010 15:27 UTC www.amaana.org [Source type: Original source]

  • 2009: 21 September
  • 2010: 10 September
  • 2011: 31 August
  • 2012: 19 August
  • 2013: 8 August
  • 2014: 29 July
  • 2015: 19 July

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Gaffney, Patrick D. "Khutba." Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World. p. 394.
  2. ^ a b Wiegers, Gerard. "Ritual". Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world, p. 600
  3. ^ Food Events - Eid Celebrations. BBC Food Online. Accessed 2 November 2005.
  4. ^ van Doorn-Harder, Nelly. "Southeast Asian culture and Islam". Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world. p. 649
  5. ^ "Hari Raya Puasa". Retrieved Nov. 2, 2005.
  6. ^ Yusof, Mimi Syed & Hafeez, Shahrul (Oct. 30, 2005). "When Raya was a bewildering experience". New Straits Times, p. 8.
  7. ^ SF Gate: Multimedia (image)
  8. ^ Armijo, Jacqueline M. "East Asian culture and Islam." Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world, p. 191

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Wiktionary

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Etymology

Arabic عيد الفطر ‘īd al-fiŧr.

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Eid ul-Fitr
  1. the religious celebration at the end of Ramadan, on the first day of the tenth month of the Muslim lunar calendar

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Simple English

Eid ul-Fitr is a Muslim holiday celebrated when Ramadan, the month of fasting, finishes. Muslims do not fast on Eid ul-Fitr as it is not allowed. When you see the new moon after Ramadan, the next day is Eid ul-Fitr. Eid ul-Fitr lasts 3 days. In this festival, children knock on doors and take chocolate, money, sugar from the other people. Kids kiss adults' hands. Everyone visits each other. People forgive each other.


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