Eid-ul-Fitr is typically celebrated by waking up early, freshening up and wearing one's best or new clothes. Muslims then attend their local Mosque to offer salaatul Eid (Eid prayers) in congregation. Prior to this prayer, the giving of Zakat-ul-Fitr, also known as fitrana, is prepared to enable those in need around the world to celebrate this special day in the same way. It is obligatory to donate the fitrana prior to commencing salaatul-Eid.
Upon completion of the prayer, Muslims wish each other ‘Eid Mubarak’ which means ‘have a blessed Eid’ and celebrate together over the course of three days. The days consist of praying, eating together, sharing time with loved ones, giving gifts and giving to those in need.
Wishing you a blessed month of Ramadan and Eid Mubarak from all of us here at Al Mustafa Welfare Trust!
*Eid-ul-Fitr 2018 is estimated to fall on or around Thursday 15th June, subject to the sighting of the moon.