Eid-ul-Fitr

The Eid is celebrated with great importance everywhere. Like Eid-ul-Fitr, Muslims make preparations for several days before the festival. The animals which are to be sacrificed are bought before the Eid day by those who can afford. These animals should be free from all physical defects and should be fully grown. A goat, sheep or lamb can be sacrificed for one household while a cow or camel can be shared by up to seven families.

On the day of Eid, Muslims gather in the mosques of the town for Eid Prayer. The Eid Prayer consists of two Raka’as and offered in the same way as on Eid-ul-Fitr. Often no breakfast is served on this Eid, and those who offer sacrifice do not eat anything until they have sacrificed the animal. After the prayer the Imam gives a speech in which he explains the importance of the festival, giving the details of the sacrifices offered by Ibrahim, his wife Hajar and their son Isma’eel. Returning from a different route and praising of Almighty Allah, Muslim worshipers return home and slaughter their animals. On Eid day, Muslims recite the praise of Allah in the following words:
Allah ho Akbar, Allah ho Akbar
La illaha illa Allah, wa Allah ho Akbar, Allah ho Akbar
wa Lillah hil Hamd

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