Ramadan Eid (Eid-ul-Fitr) and Bakri Eid(Eid-ul-Adhaa)

The word 'Eid is an Arabic name to mean a festivity, a celebration, a recurring happiness, and a feast. In Islam, there are two major 'Eids namely the feast of Ramadhan ('EId Al-Fitr) and the Feast of Sacrifice ('Eid Al-Adhha). The first 'Eid is celebrated by Muslims after fasting the month of Ramadhan as a matter of thanks and gratitude to Almighty Allah. It takes place on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the lunar calendar. The second 'Eid is the Feast of Sacrifice and it is to be celebrated for the memory of prophet Ibrahim trying to sacrifice his son Isma'il(Ishmael). This 'Eid lasts four days between the tenth and the thirteenth day of Zul-Hijjah, the twelfth month of the lunar calendar.

A detailed look at the meaning of Eid

The Significance of Eid

Hadiths on Eid

Eid-ul-Fitr and Zakat-ul-fitr

Eid-ul-Azha (Bakri Eid) and Qurbani

Eid Etiquette and Rulings - from Islam Q&A

Eid Takbeers (Takbir)


Fatwas on `Eid and Zakat-ul-Fitr from IslamiCity

What Does `Eid Mean for Muslims?

`Eid Al-Adha & the Muslims’ Unity

Exchanging `Eid Cards

Women Performing the `Eid Prayer

Marriage between the Two `Eids

Can Women Perform `Eid Prayer at Home?

What is the Meaning and Significance of Eid Takbir?

Can Menstruating Women Attend `Eid Prayers?

Skip Friday Prayer When It Coincides with `Eid?


Eid al-Fitr celebrated around the world - in pictures - The Guardian, July 2015

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr - Al Jazeera, July 2015

Eid al-Fitr around the world: day two – in pictures - The Guardian, July 2014

Eid Al-Fitr 2014: Muslims Celebrate The End Of Ramadan - Huffington Post, July 2014

In pictures: From Gaza to Indonesia – Eid al-Fitr celebrations around the world - The Independent, August 2013

Eid al-Fitr celebrated around the world: in pictures - The Guardian, Aug 2013

Eid al-Fitr festival begins - in pictures - The Guardian, August 2012

Eid al-Fitr celebrations begin - in pictures - The Guardian, August 2011

In Pictures: Eid al-Adha - Al Jazeera, Nov 2011

Latest news on Eid from Islamic News Updates

18/07/2015 Nigerian Muslims Celebrate `Eid in Style
17/07/2015 Science Behind Eid in the Western World
17/07/2015 German TV airs Muslim prayers in historic broadcast
16/07/2015 Prayers, Carnivals Await Canadians in `Eid
16/07/2015 Dim `Eid for Syrian Refugees
15/07/2015 Paying Zakatul-Fitr to Rohingya Muslims: OK?
15/07/2015 US Muslims Prepare Special `Eid Treats
03/10/2014 Hajj & Eid Songs By Muslim Singers
28/07/2014 Eid Mubarak 2014: What is Eid al-Fitr and how is the moon involved?
10/08/2013 Argentina Muslim community holds Eid al-Fitr celebrations
10/08/2013 Zimbabwe Muslims celebrate Eid
09/08/2013 Protests Greet Ethiopia Muslims `Eid
09/08/2013 At center of Islamic uprising, Nigerians mark Eid
09/08/2013 Kashmir’s Divided `Eid
07/08/2013 Bangladeshi Muslims ride crowded ferries on way home to celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival
07/08/2013 Outdoor Carnivals Color Canada `Eid
19/08/2012 Attacks on US Muslims create Eid worry
31/08/2011 Sunni Muslims banned from holding own Eid prayers in Tehran
29/08/2011 The Eid ul-Fitr exodus out of Indonesia
29/08/2011 Grieving Libyans Celebrate Freedom `Eid
22/12/2007 Italy Udhiyah for Palestinians
15/10/2007 'Secular' Nepal forgets Muslims on Eid
21/10/06 Saudi Arabia: Astronomer Says Eid Will Be Monday
21/10/06 Saudi, most Gulf Arabs start Eid feast on Monday
21/10/06 Islam and its two festivals
18/10/06 Eid Al-Fitr Astronomically On October 24
04/10/06 Muslim Americans Prepare for Eid-ul-Fitr
12/01/06 10 Nigerians Revert to Islam, Doubling `Eid Joy
09/01/06 Hajj - The Spiritual Climax
09/01/06 Austrian Muslims Celebrate `Eid With Mosque Opening
09/01/06 Kazakh Muslims Celebrate First Official `Eid Holiday
09/01/06 Kenyan Muslims Donate `Eid Sacrifice for Hunger-stricken
09/01/06 Canadian Muslims Use `Eid to Build Bridges
04/11/05 Spanish Muslims Perform First 'Open-Air' `Eid Prayers
04/11/05 German President, Bishops Wish Muslims Happy `Eid
01/11/05 A Glittering `Eid Mubarak
31/10/05 Eid al Fitr celebrates end of Ramadan fasting, gift of self-control
03/02/04 Eid Prayer Sermons Urge Muslim Unity
30/01/04 Slaughter Ban Mars Eid Al-Adha In Sweden
30/01/04 Row over Morocco's 'commercial' Eid
29/01/04 French Muslims Make Collective Sacrifice For Eid
25/11/03 Essence of Eid
23/11/03 French Muslims On Unofficial Eid Holiday


Eid Articles at Islaam.org

Eid Articles at AllahuAkbar.net

Eid Articles at Islam Online

Islamic Greeting Cards


Hajj, Umrah and Eid-ul-Adha (Bakri Eid)

Qurbani/Udhiyyah/Animal Sacrafice

Ramadhan (Ramadan, Ramzan)

Ramadan: The ninth month of Islamic Calendar

Shawwal: The tenth month of Islamic Calendar

Zakat (Charity)

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