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Eid Mubarak!! Happy Eid!!

The Significance of Eid Prayers

Eid means recurring happiness or festivity. The Eid Prayer is very important for all Muslims. It has the merits of the daily prayers, the effects of the weekly convention (Jumha-Friday prayers) and the characteristics of annual reunions between Muslims. There are two such Eids. The first is called Eid-ul-Fitr (the Festival of Fast Breaking). It falls on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Muslim year, following the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed and which is the month of Fasting. The second is called Eid-ul-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice). It falls on the tenth day of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the Muslim year, following completion of the course of Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.






The Islamic Bulletin
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April 1991
Shawwal 1411
Eid Prayers
Letters to the Editor
Islamic World News
Qur'an and Science
The Kid's Corner
Cook's Corner
Islamic Vocabulary
Women in Islam
Islamic Dietary Laws
Teachings of the Prophet
Why I Embraced Islam
Eid Prayers and Zakat
The Prophet Hud
Stories of the Sahabah