Now that we fasted and did extra good deeds,
We celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the two Eids!
He told us to worship Him and try to get the medals!
Ramadan is a special training for a Muslim,
Practice Islam even when its light appears to be dim.
Continue doing good deeds, just as in Ramadan
And give Sadaqa-e-Fitr, for every child, woman and man
We go to the Eid-gah and say the Takbir,
On Eid day, our best clothes we do wear!
We listen to the Eid khutbah,
And don’t leave until we pray the Eid salah!
We go to the Eid prayer in any type of weather,
And give presents to each other!
We say Eid Mubarak,
And wish each other good luck!
We celebrate festival of Eid
By thanking Allah for granting us our needs!
∼ Obaid Ahmed
Muslims are not only celebrating the end of fasting, but thanking Allah for the help and strength that he gave them throughout the previous month to help them practise self-control.
The festival begins when the first sight of the new moon is seen in the sky.
Muslims in most countries rely on news of an official sighting, rather than looking at the sky themselves.
The celebratory atmosphere is increased by everyone wearing best or new clothes, and decorating their homes.
There are special services out of doors and in mosques, processions through the streets, and of course, a special celebratory meal – eaten during daytime, the first daytime meal Muslims will have had in a month.
Eid is also a time of forgiveness, and making amends.