Images of Eid al Fitr – Welcoming the new Moon

SHAFAQNA - Millions of Muslims worldwide will break a monthlong fast this weekend with the joyous holiday of Eid al-Fitr, and there will be no shortage of food, prayers or gifts. Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid ul-Fitr or Eid, celebrates the conclusion of the dawn-to-sunset fast during the Islamic holy month Ramadan and the beginning of the Islamic month of Shawwal.

Ramadan ends and Eid al-Fitr begins when the new moon is spotted in the sky. This means the start of the Eid holiday can vary in different parts of the world.

  • “Hold to forgiveness, command what is right; but turn away from the ignorant.” – al-A’raf 7:199
  • “…And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread [of night]. Then complete the fast until the sunset…” – Surat Al-Baqarah [2:184-190]
  • “Those who believed and led a righteous life are the best creatures.” – al-Baiyinah [98:7]
  • “O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint.” – al-Baqarah 2:183



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