The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr occurs following the completion of the Holy month of Ramadan. Not only does the festival celebrate the completion of such a blessed, auspicious month, but also forms one of the two significant celebrations in the Islamic lunar calendar. 

The other key celebration is known as Eid-ul-Adha which occurs during the time of Qurbani. Each Islamic lunar month is commenced upon the sighting of the new moon, therefore, the month of Ramadan is concluded with *Eid-ul-Fitr by the sighting of the new moon on the evening before.

Eid-ul-Fitr Traditions 

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 2019 is estimated to fall on or around Tuesday 4th June, subject to the sighting of the moon. 


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