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   Vol. 23 No. 16
Wednesday April 10, 2024

Eid Blessings

Eid Blessings

     Eid Al-Fitr, one of Islam's principal holidays is celebrated April 9, 2024, according to the Fiqh Council of North America. At the middle of June, Muslims will celebrate Eid Al-Adha. Ken Chitwood, a scholar of global Islam, explains the two Islamic festivals:
     “Eid literally means a "festival" or "feast" in Arabic. There are two major Eids in the Islamic calendar per year – Eid Al-Fitr earlier in the year and Eid Al-Adha later.
     Eid Al-Fitr upon us now, is a three-day-long festival and is known as the "Lesser" or "Smaller Eid" when compared to Eid Al-Adha, which is four days long and is known as the "Greater Eid."
     The two Eids recognize, celebrate and recall two distinct events that are significant to the story of Islam.
     Eid Al-Fitr means "the feast of breaking the fast." The fast, in this instance, is Ramadan, which recalls the revealing of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad and requires Muslims to fast from sunrise to sundown for a month.
     Eid Al-Fitr features two to three days of celebrations that include special morning prayers. People greet each other with "Eid Mubarak," meaning "Blessed Eid" and with formal embraces. Sweet dishes are prepared at home and gifts are given to children and to those in need. In addition, Muslims are encouraged to forgive and seek forgiveness. Practices vary from country to country.
     In many countries with large Muslim populations, Eid Al-Fitr is a national holiday. Schools, offices and businesses are closed so family, friends and neighbors can enjoy the celebrations together.
     In the U.S. and the U.K., Muslims may request to have the day off from school or work to travel or celebrate with family and friends.
     In countries like Egypt and Pakistan, Muslims decorate their homes with lanterns, twinkling lights or flowers. Special food is prepared and friends and family are invited over to celebrate.
    The crescent moon of Shawwal was sighted April 9 in India, Pakistan, Australia, Singapore, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries—a rare festive Eid-Al-Fitr on Wednesday, April 10, all celebrating together with the Muslims in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, USA, United Kingdom and other countries in the Middle East and West.

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