Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, is here and Muslims around the world will celebrate this day with prayers, sharing gifts with family and friends and doing charity work. Not all the countries will celebrate Eid on Sunday though. Countries like Bangladesh, India and Pakistan will celebrate Eid on Monday.
On Saturday evening, the White House issued a statement to mark the end of Ramadan. Eid will be celebrated in the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. on Sunday.
“Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity,” the statement read. “Now, as they commemorate Eid with family and friends, they carry on the tradition of helping neighbors and breaking bread with people from all walks of life. During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill. With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honor these values. Eid Mubarak.”
The start of Eid celebrations varies each year among countries based on moon sightings. Eid al-Fitr traditionally begins with prayers known as Salat al-Fitr.
Typical sayings during the Eid holiday include “Eid Mubarak” which means “Blessed Eid” while another saying happens to be “Eid Said” which means “Happy Eid.”
Here are some wishes and greetings to share on Eid al-Fitr, courtesy of the likes of Greetings.com, Metro and others.
1. “May the blessings of Allah fill your life with happiness and open all the doors of success now and always. Eid Mubarak!”
2. “May God give you happiness of heaven above. Happy Eid Mubarak To You All.”
3. “May this special day bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone. Eid Mubarak!”
4. “May Allah’s blessings be with you today, tomorrow and always. Eid Mubarak!”
5. “Show forgiveness, speak for justice and avoid the ignorant.” – [Quran, 7:199]
6. “Those who believed and led a righteous…