Eid al-Fitr 2019: Everything you need to know

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Wahid Bhat| Ground Report

Eid Al-Fitr, which is also known the “Festival of Breaking the Fast” is celebrated by the Muslims around the world at the end of Ramadan.

This religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal, tenth month of the lunar-based Islamic calendar. The day of Eid falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal.

It is that time of the year when all the Muslims come together and celebrate the festival with their family members, friends and make amends.

“We have spent an entire month fasting, now we will celebrate Eid,” says 17-year-old Shahida Hussain from Srinagar. The joyous festival, which symbolises peace and brotherhood, will be celebrated across the country on Wednesday on 5 June 2019.

When is Eid?

The exact date of Eid joyous festival, which symbolises peace and brotherhood, will be celebrated across the country on Wednesday on 5 June 2019

Annoying questions people ask Muslims about Ramadan every year

Precisely when followers choose to observe it varies because there is little agreement within the faith about whether the moon must be spotted with the naked eye and whether it needs to be seen in the country where the celebrations are happening.

What is difference in Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha?

There are two Eids every year. The second, Eid al-Adha, takes place two months later and is the festival that coincides with the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

Expected to take place on August 12 or August 13 this year, it is also known as the “sacrifice feast” and honours the prophet Ibrahim’s sacrifice of his son Ishmael, an act of submission to Allah’s command.

Interesting facts about Ramzan:

What is Ramzan?

Neither Ramadan or Ramzan are actual pronunciations of the Arabic word. Ramzan is a more romanized version. Ramzan or Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

Why Roza during Ramzan?

There are five pillars of Islam. 1. Shahada 2. Salah 3. Roza (Fasting) 4. Zakat 5. Hajj. This is why it is necessary for every Muslim to fast. The main purpose is to understand the discomfort and agony of the poor and underprivileged.

Ramzan is a month of fasting from dawn to sunset. The pre-dawn meal before the fast is called the suhur, while the meal at sunset that breaks the fast is the iftar, the Maulana says.

Important things you must know about Eid-Al-Fitr

Eid Al-Fitr begins immediately after the first sight of the new moon.

Eid Al-Fitr begins with the sight of the new moon. Eid Al-Fitr doesn’t begin until the barest silver lining of the crescent moon is not visible or until the new moon appears in the sky.

Eid Al-Fitr lasts for two days

Traditionally, the festival lasts for tow days, depending on how it falls on the Islamic calendar but the celebration could last much longer.

Salat- ul-Eid

Muslims on the day of Eid gather in large open spaces in sunlight for special prayers, these pray are specifically for Eid and are called Salat- ul-Eid. Salat in Arabic stands for what we call communication or communication with God, which is prayer.