Eid Quotes in English
Eid literally means a “festival” or “feast” in Arabic. There are two major eids in the Islamic calendar per year – Eid al-Fitr earlier in the year and Eid al-Adha later.
Eid al-Fitr is a three-day-long festival and is known as the “Lesser” or “Smaller Eid” when compared to Eid al-Adha, which is four-days-long and is known as the “Greater Eid.”
Why is Eid celebrated twice a year?
The two Eids recognize, celebrate and recall two distinct events that are significant to the story of Islam.
Eid al-Fitr means “the feast of breaking the fast.” The fast, in this instance, is Ramadan, which recalls the revealing of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad and requires Muslims to fast from sunrise to sundown for a month.
How do Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr?
Eid al-Fitr features two to three days of celebrations that include special morning prayers. People greet each other with “Eid Mubarak,” meaning “Blessed Eid” and with formal embraces. Sweet dishes are prepared at home and gifts are given to children and to those in need. In addition, Muslims are encouraged to forgive and seek forgiveness. Practices vary from country to country.
In many countries with large Muslim populations, Eid al-Fitr is a national holiday. Schools, offices and businesses are closed so family, friends and neighbors can enjoy the celebrations together. In the U.S. and the U.K., Muslims may request to have the day off from school or work to travel or celebrate with family and friends.
In countries like Egypt and Pakistan, Muslims decorate their homes with lanterns, twinkling lights or flowers. Special food is prepared and friends and family are invited over to celebrate.
In places like Jordan, with its Muslim majority population, the days before Eid-ul-Fitr can see a rush at local malls and special “Ramadan markets” as people prepare to exchange gifts on Eid ul-Fitr.
In Turkey and in places that were once part of the Ottoman-Turkish empire such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Azerbaijan and the Caucasus, it is also known as the, “Lesser Bayram” or “festival” in Turkish.
Eid Quotes in English For Muslims
- We ask not only the families. We ask also the neighborhood. We ask friends. We ask people who know them. And most of these people are completely innocent. ~ Bassem
- We know about workers [with permits] to work inside Israel, and one day these people [have] their work permit confiscated because they refuse to collaborate with the Israelis. ~ Bassem
- The international community should interfere here. Not only to put pressure on the Palestinian Authority, but also to pressure the Israelis to stop this kind of phenomenon. ~ Bassem
- The departure of Mr Sharon would be carried most heavily on the shoulders of the Palestinians. The Palestinians had big expectations. ~ Bassem
- There is no one-size-fits-all approach, because all businesses are not set up to run the same way. ~ Tom
- Enterprise information access technologies are entering a new phase of deployment and use. ~ Tom
- Those who believed and led a righteous life are the best creatures.
- Hold to forgiveness, command what is right; but turn away from the ignorant.
- Allah is with those who restrain themselves.
- Fight in the cause of God against those who fight you, but do not transgress limits. God does not love transgressors.
- If they seek peace, then seek you peace. And trust in God for He is the One that heareth and knoweth all things.
- He is the One GOD; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To Him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise.
- The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto: but if a person forgets and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah.
- He deserves Paradise who makes his companions laugh. ~ Quran
- Fear God and he will give you knowledge. ~ Quran
- O you who believe! Seek assistance through patience and prayer; surely Allah is with the patient. ~ Quran
- God is with those who Preserve. ~ Quran
- A good word is like a good tree whose root is firmly fixed and whose top is in the sky. ~ Quran
- Believers, jews, sabaeans or Christians-whoever believe in god and the last day and does what is right-shall have nothing to fear or regret. ~ Quran
- Any mankind is naught but a single. ~ Quran
- Allah is with those who restrain themselves. ~ Quran
- He is the One GOD; the Creator, the Initiator, the Designer. To Him belong the most beautiful names. Glorifying Him is everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the Almighty, Most Wise. ~ Quran
- When My servants ask you about Me, I am always near. I answer their prayers when they pray to Me. The people shall respond to Me and believe in Me, in order to be guided. ~ al-Baqarah
- (Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed number (Should be made up) from days later. For those who can do it (With hardship), is a ransom, the feeding of one that is indigent. But he that will give more, of his own free will,- it is better for him. And it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew ~ al-Baqarah
- Allaah has made Laylat al-Qadr in this month, which is better than a thousand months, as Allaah says…The Night of Al-Qadr is better than a thousand months. Therein descend the angels and the Rooh [Jibreel (Gabriel)] by Allaah’s Permission with all Decrees, there is peace until the appearance of dawn. ~ al-Qadar
- (It was) the month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong). So whoever of you sights (the crescent on the first night of) the month (of Ramadan i.e. is present at his home), he must observe Sawm (fasts) that month… ~ al-Baqarah