Eid al-Fitr is also known as the “Feast of Breaking the Fast”. Eid is celebrated for one, two or three days as per the county. The greet during this three days are Arabic greeting ‘Eid Mubarak’ OR ‘Happy Eid’ in English. In many other countries they have their own greeting in their own local language. For Example in Turkey a typical saying might be Bayramınız kutlu olsun or May your Bayram – Eid – be blessed. Muslims or Islamic are also encouraged on this day to forget and forgive any differences with each other. Eid al-Fitr prayer is also known as Salat al-Eid OR Salat al-Eidain, is the important and special prayer offered in the two Islamic festivals. The two Islamic Festivals are as follows
- Eid al-Fitr
- Eid al-Adha
Eid is also called as Eidain in the Arabic language. Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of the Shawaal, the tenth month in the Islamic calendar means the first day after the month Ramadan. Eid al-Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of the Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelve month in the Islamic calendar. The both the events this special and important prayer is usually offered in Eidain OR Eid on the place called Musjid, Mosque or any other open place where the prayer are held.
Some scholars said important of the Salaat in different language. Salaat al-Eid is Wajjib as per the scholars Hanafi. Sunnaah al-Mukkadah as per the Maliki and Shafi jurisprudence scholars and as per the Hanabali scholars is called Fard. Some of them say Fard al-ayn and some said Fard al-Kifiya.
In the Geometric language Eid al-Fitr Prayer Time
The time for the Eid prayer is begin when the sun is 9.8 feet from the horizon until the sun is on its meridian. The great scholar Ahmad ibn Hassan al-Bana said that “the originator Islamic prophet Muhammad prayed the Eid or Eidain prayer while the sun is on 20 feet from the horizon and Eid fast is scarifies when the sun is 9.8 feet from the horizon”.
Important Methods and Notes of Eid al-Fitr Prayer
- To greet, shake hand with each other and giving hug to each other, after the Eid prayer. This also means that increasing love and affection between Muslim’s and this is the way expressing Happiness and Joyous.
- It is not allowed for women’s to perform the Eid prayer, as there shall be the both men and women in the place where prayer is performed. That is why females are not allow to go to the Musjid, Mosquean or open place where prayed going to perform the Salaah. Whether it is the day or night, whether it is Eid al-Fitr , Eid al-Adha or Jumah. Whether females are young or edged.
- It’s not allowed females have their own congregation or salaah, even its not permissible as they congregation held by women between themselves to performed salaah is not allowed, its completely not accepted.