So, what is Eid? Eid translates to “the festival of breaking the fast”, marking it as a celebration of the ending of the month-long fast of Ramadan
You may be pondering “when is Eid in the UK?”; well, there is no fixed date that recurs on a yearly basis. Instead, the time in which Eid occurs is dependent on the sighting of the moon.
It takes much devotion and self-control to refrain from drinking and eating between the hours of sunlight and sunset. This is all in the name of strengthening a spiritual relationship with Allah (SWT),
which is all aided by worship and prayer to commemorate the revelation of the Qur’an. Therefore, Eid ul-Fitr is celebrated to commemorate the month’s successes.
Ahead of the festivities taking place, many rituals need to be followed so that Allah (SWT) is properly thanked. The term Fajr refers to dawn prayers, which are to be done with your family ahead of the ‘ghusl’ cleansing to purify your entire body.
What are your plans for Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr this year? Muslim communities across the globe will anticipate these celebrations with enthusiasm through donations and other provisions.
Head over to our Zakat calculator to calculate your owed Zakat, otherwise, you can use our Zakat ul-Fitr page to contribute your Fitrana.
From Zakat donations to Zakat ul-Fitr, you can make your life-changing donations in the name of your faith.