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Bakra Eid or Eid al-Adha is celebrated with great solemnity and reverence across the world to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim’s faith and belief in God, as he agreed to sacrifice his beloved son at the order of God. The holy festival also marks the close of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage undertaken by millions of Muslims every year in Mecca. The entire world gets engaged in sacrificing domestic animals as part of the festival’s celebrations. Preparations for the occasion start days before the festival arrives. Domestic animals, such as goat, sheep, lamb, cow or camel, are brought to houses well in advance and well taken care of. Bakra Eid is a movable festival and celebration of the same depends on the appearance of the moon. As such, the date of the festival does not remain the same as per the Gregorian calendar, though it falls on the same day according to the Islamic calendar.[/ALIGN]
Eid Al-Fitr is expected to be on or around September 10, 2010.Eid Al-Fitr is a holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting which is one of the greatest religious observance in Islam.
The word Fitr means "to break", which symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period and of all evil habits. Eid al-Fitr in 2010 is on Thursday,the 9th of September. Based on sight ability in North America,in 2010. Eid al-Fitr will start in North America a day later - on Friday,the 10th of September.
Note that in the Muslim calendar, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the sunset of Wednesday, the 8th of September.
Although Eid al-Fitr is always on the same day of the Islamic calendar,the date on the Gregorian calendar varies from year to year, since the Gregorian calendar is a solar calendar and the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar. This difference means Eid al-Fitr moves in the Gregorian calendar approximately 11 days every year. The date of Eid al-Fitr may also vary from country to country depending on whether the moon has been sighted or not.
The dates provided here are based on the dates adopted by the Fiqh Council of North America for the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.
Note that these dates are based on astronomical calculations to affirm each date, and not on the actual sighting of the moon with the naked eyes. This approach is accepted by many, but is still being hotly debated.
Eid ul-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر ‘Īdu l-Fiṭr), often abbreviated to Eid,is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while Fiṭr means "to purify"; and so the holiday symbolizes the purification after completing the fasting month which is after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal.
Eid-ul-Fitr Salat (Namaz) is a wajib salat of two raka'ah which is generally offered in an open field called Idgah. This salat should be performed with Jama’at with extra six Takbirs.
Muslims are commanded by the Qur'an to complete their fast on the last day of Ramadan and then recite the Takbir all throughout the period of Eid.
Common greetings during this holiday are the Arabic greeting‘Īdmubārak ("Blessed Eid") or ‘Īd sa‘īd ("Happy Eid"). In addition, many countries have their own greetings based on local language and traditions.Typically, Muslims wake up relatively early in the morning—always before sunrise— clean one's teeth with a Miswaak or a brush, take a shower (Gosul) (Sunnat EidulFitri) and ablution, put on new clothes or the best available, and wear perfume.
It is recommended to have a small breakfast (as a sign of not being on a fast on that day) of sweet dish preferably the date fruit, before attending the special Eid prayer (salah) that is performed in congregation in open areas like fields, squares etc or at mosques. It is a Sunnah that the Sadaqat-ul-fitr is paid before performing the ‘Eid prayer by all those adult Muslims who are required to pay Zakat. Muslims recite the following Takbir in the low voice while going to the Eid prayer: Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha ilal lahu wal Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa lilla hil hamnd. No adhan or iqama(call) is to be pronounced for this Eid prayer, and it consists of only two rakaʿāt with additional 6 Takbirs. The Eid prayer is followed by the khutbah (sermon) and then a supplication ( dua) asking for forgiveness, mercy and help for all living beings across the world. The khutbah also instructs Muslims as to the performance of rituals of Eid, such as the zakat. It is then customary to embrace the persons sitting on either side of one self, whilst greeting them. After the prayers, people visit their relatives, friends and acquaintances.
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