Friday, June 23, 2017

meaning of Eid Mubarak ? When is Eid al-Fitr 2017?

ON Eid al-Fitr later this week Muslims will greet each other by saying ‘Eid Mubarak’. But what does Eid Mubarak mean?

What does Eid Mubarak mean? 

Eid translates into English as “celebration” and Mubarak literally means “blessed”. 
Eid Mubarak can therefore be taken to mean “blessed Eid” or “blessed celebration”.
Muslims greet each other with the phrase twice every year. The greeting is used during Eid al-Fitr after Ramadan and during the holy festival of Eid al-Adha.
Arabic speakers might also add “Kul’am wantum bikhair”, which means “Wishing you well every year” in English. 

What does Eid al-Fitr mean? 

Eid al-Fitr translates to “festival of breaking of the fast” in English. 
Eid (also spelled Eid ul-Fitr) is one of the most important Muslim celebrations of the year.
The festival marks the end of Ramadan and signals the start of Shawwal, the ninth month in the Muslim calendar. 
Two Muslim boys on Eid al-FitrGETTY
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims all over the world
Eid al-Fitr was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad and is a time where Muslims give their thanks to Allah and donate money to the poor. 
On the day of Eid al-Fitr, Muslims gather in mosques to perform the Eid prayer, Salat, before throwing family celebrations and sharing food with friends. 
Festivities can last for three days in some Muslim countries. 
Eid al-Fitr is the only day of the year when Muslims are not allowed to fast, but many will continue for six days after the celebration. 
Muslims believe that if they fast for six days in Shawwal, Allah will reward them as if they had fasted for the entire year.