It is Eid al-Fitr, and we wish all our Muslim brothers and sisters Eid Mubarak as they celebrate.
Here are few important things to know about Eid al-Fitr, a holiday which marks the end of Ramadan.
- Eid al-Fitr means
The “Festival of Breaking the Fast” which is accompanied by a lot of feasting.
- Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on different days each year
Eid al-Fitr begins on the first day of the month of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar. The date is determined by the first sighting of the new moon. The date changes every year and can vary from country to country.
- Eid al-Fitr lasts for three days
The holiday is usually celebrated for two to four days, depending on the country.
Below are some recommended books for Eid al Fitr
Who is Muhammad by Khurram Murad
This biography provides an introduction to the personality of the Prophet of Islam. It is part of a trio on the Qur'an and the life and message of the Prophet Muhammad.
Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives by Chase Robinson
In this book, Islam Chase F. Robinson writes about the biographies of notable figures and intertwines them to create a fabulous narrative Islamic civilization, from the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century to the era of Timur and Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in the fifteenth century.