Articles"There are two Eid festivals in a year. One is called Eid-ul-Fitr and the other, which comes about 10 weeks later is called Eid-ul-Adha. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated at the end of the month of fasting. On this day, Muslim rejoice for having been given the strength to fulfil their obligation of fasting.
All Muslims, men, women, and children, join in the congregational two Raka'at Prayer held in the open outside a village or town, if possible, on both Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha occasions.
Early in the morning, on an Eid day, after taking a bath, Muslims, young and old, put on their best clothes. Children specially, wear new garments. Perfume is worn by men and women alike, as it was the practice of the Holy Prophet, peace and blessings Allah be upon him, to wear perfume on such occasion. Specially dishes are prepared on Eid days in Muslim homes.
On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, one should pay Fitrana before the Eid Prayer. Fitrana is spent on the poor and needy so that they, too, can join in the festivities of Eid Every member of the household is required to contribute towards the Fitrana at the rate fixed for that year. Fitrana is due in respect of children also, even of newborn babies, whose parents are expected to make the nescessary payments. One should have a full breakfast before proceeding to the Eidgah, the place where Eid Prayer is offered." (Read More)
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