23 Jun What does Eid Mubarak mean?
Often we heard Muslims will greet each other by saying ‘Eid Mubarak‘.
What does Eid Mubarak mean?
Eid translates into English as “celebration” and Mubarak literally means “blessed”.
Eid Mubarak can therefore be taken to mean “blessed Eid” or “blessed celebration”.
Muslims greet each other with the phrase twice every year. The greeting is used during Eid al-Fitr after Ramadan and during the holy festival of Eid al-Adha.
Eid al-Fitr Is Just Around the corner
Eid al-Fitr translates to “celebration of breaking of the fast” in English.
Eid (also spelled Eid ul-Fitr) is one of the most important Muslim celebrations of the year.
The festival marks the end of Ramadan and signals the start of Syawal, the ninth month in the Muslim calendar. On the day of Eid al-Fitr, Muslims gather in mosques to perform the Eid prayer, Salat, before throwing family celebrations and sharing food with friends.
Eid al-Fitr is the only day of the year when Muslims are not allowed to fast, but many will continue for six days after the celebration.
Muslims believe that if they fast for six days in Syawal, Allah will reward them as if they had fasted for the entire year.
Eid marks the end of Ramadan – the exact date of which is determined by the sighting of the new moon.
Eid al-Fitr is expected to fall on Sunday (June 25) in most part of the world because astronomers have calculated the new moon will be born on Saturday night.
Here’s wishing all my Muslim friends celebrating Eid, Have A Joyous Day.