Eid Al-Fitr 2012: A Celebration At The End Of Ramadan

Badshahi Mosque, Lahore

Source: The Huffington Post  |  By

One of the most joyous days in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid ul-Fitr or Eid, is a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan (a holy month of fasting observed by Muslims). This year Eid al-Fitr will most likely be observed on Aug. 19, 2012 in the United States. It is celebrated on the first day ofShawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Traditionally, the observance begins with the sighting of the new moon. While many will wait to see the moon or an announcement from Mecca, the Fiqh Council of North America has determined that Eid al-Fitr 2012 will fall on Aug. 19, 2012, based on astronomical calculations.

According to a hadith attributed to Anas ibn Malik, a companion of the Prophet Muhammad, the two festivals of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha were instituted by the Prophet after his journey from Mecca to Medinah.

Eid Alfitr 2012


One Comment on “Eid Al-Fitr 2012: A Celebration At The End Of Ramadan”

  1. Earl Shugerman
    January 1, 2013 at 1:42 am #

    Thanks for the great gift of knowledge.

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