Eid Ul Fitr: Celebrating Allah’s Blessings Eid ul Fitr is an Islamic festival that is joyously celebrated by Muslims all over the world to mark the completion of the holy month of fasting. Eid is an occasion of joy, thanksgiving and generosity.
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Eid Mubarak Peace Joy Kinship Gratitude Giving Eid ul Fitr is an Islamic festival that is joyously celebrated by Muslims all over the world to mark the completion of the holy month of fasting. Eid is an occasion of joy, thanksgiving and generosity.
A Major Milestone Achieved Goals of the month-long exercise To triumph over sinful behavior through abstinence To reduce greedy consumption through self-restraint To combat self-indulgence through charity To defeat spiritual blankness through worship To succeed in life through God-consciousness Eid ul Fitr marks an important achievement for the Muslim men and women who observed fasts during Ramadan.
Ramadan Recap “ O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, so that you may develop Taqwa (consciousness of Almighty, self-restraint)” [Qur’an 2:183] Fasting means abstinence from food, drink and sex from dawn until dusk. “ The month of Ramadan is that in which the Qur'an was revealed, a guidance for people and clear proofs of the guidance and the Criterion (between right and wrong…)” [Qur’an 2:185] Special prayers Character-building Charity Compassion Better Health Night of Power Training Supplications
As the Day of Eid Approaches... Zakat al Fitr, the end-of-Ramadan charity becomes due as the month of Ramadan draws to a close. Note: Zakat Al Fitr charity is different from the Zakat ul Mal charity that financially able Muslims have to pay on surplus wealth and possessions. More info on http://www.islamicity.com/mosque/Zakat/
About 5.5 pounds of grain, fruits, cheese or similar food items or its cash equivalent
Due before the Eid prayer
Mandatory on all Muslims, male or female, adult or minor
Applicable for those who have the means
The head of household can give it on behalf of other family members
“ The Messenger of Allah enjoined Zakat-ul-Fitr on those who fast to shield them from any indecent act or speech, and for the purpose of providing food for the needy . It is accepted as Zakah for the one who pays it before the Eid prayer, and it is sadaqah for the one who pays it after the prayer.” [Sunan Abu Dawud] Peace be upon him
The Day of Eid Proclaiming Takbir – the expression of Almighty’s greatness “ Allah is great, Allah is great. There is no god but Allah. Allah is great, Allah is great. And all praises are for Allah.” Offering special prayers in congregations Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: “The Prophet went out and offered a two Rakat prayer on the Day of Eid ul Fitr …” [ Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 15, Number 104 ] (Peace be upon him) (May Allah be pleased with him) Dressing up in the best clothes Narrated Jabir said: “The Prophet had a Jubbah (long cloak) that he would wear on Eid and on Fridays.” Al-Bayhaqi reported that Ibn Umar used to wear his best clothes on Eid. (Peace be upon him) (May Allah be pleased with him) Extending greetings At the time of the Prophet when people met one another on the day of Eid, they would say, ‘Taqabbal Allahu minnaa wa minka’ (May Allah accept from us and from you our good deeds ) [ Ibn Hajar ] (Peace be upon him)
Eid: Culmination of Ramadan Experience Contentment and bliss Remembrance of Allah Recitation of the Qur’an Listening to the Qur’an Charity and good deeds Delight flowing from actions performed to please Allah Peace: Inner and Outer Night prayers Voluntary Abstinence
Eid: Pay Day! Eid is a day when Allah showers His mercy, His blessings and His forgiveness on His bondsmen.
It is the day when wages are paid to
the dutiful servants of the Creator:
those who engaged only in things that were permissible
those who restrained themselves from things that are forbidden
those who showed gratitude and humility, sharing and caring.
Thanking Allah Eid is the occasion to thank our Creator and Sustainer for: Ramadan-specific blessings & opportunities General provisions & favors in life Islam Qur’an Strength to observe fasts Ramadan opportunity Ability to give charity Mercy and forgiveness Messenger (Pbuh) Faith Health Livelihood Knowledge Nature “… And if you count the bounty of God, you shall never be able to reckon it” [Qur’an 14:34] Resources Transport Good times Success Food & water Parents Family Friends Children Home Sleep … … … … … …
Festivity Without Problems www.ezsoftech.com Islamfortoday.com This is Eid. Peaceful. Dignified. Blessed
No uncontrolled revelry
No untoward crime
No willful wastage
No noise or environmental pollution
Religion Without Ambiguity This is Islam. Peaceful. Humane. Practical.
Unity of God
Universal Brotherhood: No Racism
Prohibition of injustice, corruption, arrogance and actions that cause anarchy
Protection of Life
Respect for Human Dignity
Protection of Woman’s Chastity
Right to Property
Financial Support for the Needy
Respect for Human Freedom
Equality before Law
Right to acquire Knowledge
Learn More… Please get to know more and change your life
The Holy Qur'an: Text, Translation & Commentary – by Abdullah Yusuf Ali
The Holy Qur’an (Online)
The Life and Work of Muhammad (Critical Lives) – by Yahiya Emerick
Zakat Information Center
Towards Understanding Islam – by A.A.Maududi
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