Eid 2018 or Eid-al-Fitr (Eid-ul-Fitr) is being celebrated on June 15 this year around the world. It is an important festival which is celebrated by the people of Muslim communities in the world. It marks the end of the pious month of Ramadan, which is the Islamic holy month of fasting. Eid is the only day in the entire month of Shawwal on which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The festival marks the end of the 29 days festival of Ramadan. Eid falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month depends on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities. So the exact day of celebration of Eid-al-Fitr varies locally.
Eid-al-Fitr 2018: Date, Time and Moon Sighting
In 2018, the crescent moon is expected to be seen on June 14 and for the countries just west of the International Date Line, like countries in far eastern Asia, the crescent moon will be seen on June 15, as per EarthSky.org reports.
Every month, the date of a young moon relies on many factors, but mainly it depends on the date and time of new moon. In June, the new moon falls on June 13 at 19:43 UTC.
Significance of Eid-al-Fitr 2018
Eid-al-Fitr was originated by the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It is observed on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal and at the end of Ramadan. In Ramadan, Muslims observe a month long fasting. According to the legends, the festival was initiated in Medina after the migration of Muhammad from Mecca. Anas reports: When the Prophet arrived in Madinah, he found people celebrating two specific days in which they used to entertain themselves with recreation and merriment. He asked them about the nature of these festivities at which they replied that these days were occasions of fun and recreation. At this, the Prophet remarked that the Almighty has fixed two days [of festivity] instead of these for you which are better than these: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha
Eid-al-Fitr 2018: How is it celebrated?
Traditionally, Eid celebrations begin at the first sighting of the crescent moon shortly after sunset. If the moon is not seen immediately after the 29th day of the previous lunar month, then Eid is celebrated on the following day. Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated for one, two or three days. It is forbidden to fast on the day of Eid. A special prayer is said on the day. As an act of charity, money is distributed among the poor and needy before offering the Eid prayer. Muslims recite the following incantations in a low voice while offering prayer: Allāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar, Allāhu Akbar. Lā ilāha illà l-Lāh wal-Lāhu akbar, Allahu akbar walil-Lāhi l-ḥamd.
The Eid prayer is offered in a gathering in open areas like fields, community centres or at mosques. Eid gifts are known as Eidi and is frequently given at Eid to the children and immediate relatives.
Eid-al-Fitr 2018: WhatsApp messages, quotes, greetings and best wishes
Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater. And Allah knows that which you do.
On the holy occasion of EID.Here is wishing that,may the blessing of Allah light up your way and lead you to eternal happiness,success and peace.
Eid Mubarak to all Muslims around the world, may the blessings of Allah be with you today, tomorrow, and always.
Duniya ki her Fiza mein Ujala RASOOL ka,
Ye saari kainaat hai Sadqa RASOOL ka;
Khushbu-e-Gulab hai Pasina RASOOL ka,
Aap ko bhi ho Mubarak Mahina RASOOL ka
EID-e-MILAD-UN-NABI Mubarak Ho
As Allah waters his creation, may he also sprinkle his wondrous blessings over you and your beloved ones.
The best of all gifts around any eid is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in Each Other.
May Allah shower countless blessing upon You and Your Family. Keep me in your prayers.
I wish you all a very happy
and peaceful Eid.
May Allah accept your good deeds,
forgive your transgressions
and ease the suffering of all
peoples around the globe.
May the blessings of Allah fill your life with pleasure & open all the doors of success now & always. Eid Mubarak
Eid 2018: WhatsApp Images, Profile Pictures, HD Wallpapers, Photos
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