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Happy Eid al-Fitr

Discussion in 'Birthdays & Celebrations' started by imbz, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. imbz

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    Happy Eid al-Fitr To All Muslims In The World


    Eid al-Fitr ("festival of breaking of the fast"), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, theSugar Feast, Bayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festivalor Hari Raya Puasa and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holidaycelebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end ofRamadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The date for the start of anylunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality. However, in most countries, it is generally celebrated on the same day as Saudi Arabia.

    Eid al-Fitr has a particular Salat (Islamic prayer) consisting of twoRakats (units) and generally offered in an open field or large hall. It may be performed only in congregation (Jama’at) and, has an additional extra six Takbirs (raising of the hands to the ears while saying "Allāhu Akbar", literally "God is greatest"), three of them in the beginning of the first raka'ah and three of them just beforeRuku' in the second raka'ah in the Hanafi school of Sunni Islam. Other Sunni schools usually have twelve Takbirs, seven in the first, and five at the beginning of the second raka'ah. This Eid al-Fitr salat is, depending on which juristic opinion is followed, Fard(obligatory), Mustahabb (strongly recommended, just short of obligatory) or mandoob (preferable).

    Muslims believe that they are commanded by Allah, as mentioned in theQuran, to continue their fast until the last day of Ramadanand pay theZakat and fitra before offering the Eid prayers.

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  2. thanks sa info boss imbzimbz
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