Interesting Facts And Reasons of Celebrating Eid Al Fitr
Interesting Facts about Eid Al Fitr1. It is customary to eat breakfast before the special prayer of Eid, as Prophet Muhammad used to eat something sweet before offering his prayers.
3. As the crescent moon of Eid appears on different dates, at times after sunset, many Muslim communities celebrate Eid on the day it appears over the sky above Mecca.
4. The Eid prayer is different from the regular prayer known as Adhaan. The special prayer can be done anytime between the Ishraq (dawn) and Zawal (midday) prayers.
5. The Eid prayer can be done in an open space and Muslims hug each other after the prayer while saying "Eid Mubarak".
6. Muslims donate 2.55% of their annual income as charity for poor and needy on Eid.
Reasons to celebrate Eid al Fitr
It marks the end of fasting at Ramadan.
Eid ul-Fitr is a three day celebration and is sometimes also known as the "Smaller Eid" (Arabic: العيد الصغير al-‘īdu ṣ-ṣaghīr) as compared to the Eid ul-Adha that lasts four days and is called the "Greater Eid" (Arabic: العيد الكبير al-‘īdu l-kabīr).
Muslims are commanded by the Qur'an to complete their fast on the last day of Ramadan and then recite the Takbir all throughout the period of Eid .