Posts Tagged ‘Eid’

Eid in America: Who Do You Greet and Meet on Eid?

By Maryam Mir Many Eid moon phases ago, I was a new Muslim convert. I have gone to several Eid events during those lunar phases. And like those phases, time has changed some of my views on such joyous events. I still attend though, I do. I love the anticipation of preparing Eid clothes the […]

The Best Days of this World

Originally Posted in November 2009 By Zahra The Virtues of the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah1 : 1. Ahadith (narrations) of the Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him): قال النبي –صلى الله عليه وسلم-( مامن أيام العمل الصالح فيها أحب إلى الله من هذه الأيام قالوا يا رسول الله : ولا الجهاد في سبيل الله […]

On Excess

By Meltem Baykaner The day of Eid al-Adha last year was happily spent with my husband’s side of the family. With the men in one room of my brother-in-law’s house and we women in the other, we laughed as the children bounced around us excitedly, concentrating on one of the activities thoughtfully set up for […]

`Eid Mubarak

`EID MUBARAK | Have a blessed `Eid! May Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) accept your fasts, your prayers and your supplications; and may the blessings of Ramadan continue throughout the year! Ameen. Enjoy this joyous occasion with your loved ones and keep the Ummah in your prayers!

Reflections on Eid and Ramadan

By Ahmad Luqman Years ago, I went on my first legitimate stargazing outing. My sister was visiting from out of town and one of her friends, who was an amateur astronomer, drove us to an observatory an hour or so outside of the city limits. We had to drive far enough away from the city’s […]

The Night Before Eid: Substance Abuse in the Muslim Community

As the last moments of Ramadan made their swan song, worshipers at the mosque I serve in Boston began to shine a sense of happiness, relief and accomplishment that lit the building. After the sunset prayer, people began to hug each other, congratulating each other for a blessed month of fasting, charity and prayers–a heck […]

Do I Have to Perform the Friday Prayer if Eid is on Friday?

Originally posted in September 2010. I begin in the name of Allah, the most kind and merciful: Summarized Answer Scholars, past and present, have differed over this issue, so it should not be turned into a matter of dispute. It appears to me that Muslims should pray both the ʿĪd and Friday prayer. However, whoever […]

The Most Valuable Days

by Ammar M. Ali  In order to draw our attention to the importance and grandeur of certain things, and increase our appreciation of them, Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) honors objects of His creation by swearing by them in the Qur’an. Amongst these objects are the moon, the stars, the sun, the night, […]

`Eid Mubarak!

The Sunnah of `Eid All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. May you have a happy and blessed `Eid! `Eid, in Islam, is a day of joy, thanksgiving, worship, brotherhood, solidarity, and morality. A Muslim should take the advantage of this day to bring himself nearer to […]

Night Before ‘Eid: Stories from Muslim Children!

by Ayesha | A Nightingale In 4th grade Islamic studies we’re finishing up a unit on Ramadan. It’s fun talking about Ramadan with my students. Their perception of Eid in school is so different from mine when I was their age. I gave my students an assignment to write about their favorite Eid they could […]

Gobble Gobble

By Izzah Zaroon `Eid al-Adha falls during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend this year.  Thanksgiving marks an American tradition of celebrating the harvest and expressing gratitude.   This sense of gratitude is an important value taught in Islam.  Since both holidays are falling in one weekend, it is important to stress the sense of gratitude that Islam […]