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Happy Eid-Ul Fitri: The Significance of Eid-Ul Fitri

There are two Eids celebrated in Islam and both follow major acts of worship. The first is Eid ul-Fitr which follows Ramadan (fasting) and the second is Eid ul-Adha which follows Hajj (pilgrimage).

Ramadan is an entire month during which Muslims focus on purifying themselves, getting closer to God, and growing in their knowledge/faith. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. This fasting includes refraining from food, drink, sexual intercourse, bad language and bad behaviour.

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Today’s Eid is Eid ul-Fitr, it is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat ul-fitr (charity in form of food) during Eid el-Fitr.

Eid ul-Fitr has a particular Salat (Islamic prayer) consisting of two Rakats (units) and generally offered in an open field. It can be performed only in congregation (Jama’at).

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This is to heartily wish the Muslim Ummah, a happy and blessed Eid-Ul Fitri. May Allah grant us all the blessings and rewards therein.

This year’s Ramadan has gone, the good deeds and lessons have not, please abide with them all, may Allah make it easy for us all.

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Eid Mubarak.

Taqabbal Allahu Mina Wa minkum.

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