Eid Mubarak: The Muslim Times’ Team Wishes you all a very Happy and Blessed Eid Mubarak!

Suggested reading: Bringing the Muslims to the Same Day Eid in UK: Letting Royal Observatory in Greenwich Decide

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

The Muslims celebrate Eid twice a year, Eid-ul-Fitr and the other, which comes about 10 weeks later, is called Eid-ul-Adha.

Eid-ul-Fitr is a festival that marks the end of the Holy month of Ramadhan. This joyous day is celebrated to give thanks for the blessings of Ramadhan. Muslims attend the congregational Eid prayer service which is held in the morning. They wear new clothing, cook delicious food and invite friends and neighbors to celebrate with them. Fasting during Ramadhan inspires sympathy for the hungry and needy, and encourages Muslims to donate generously to the poor.

Eid-ul-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) is a festival comes about ten weeks after Eid-ul-Fitr, and marks the completion of Hajj (Holy pilgrimage to Mecca). It is the festival of Sacrifice that commemorate the obedience of Hadhrat Ibrahim and his son Hadhrat Ismail to the commandment of Allah. Hadhrat Ibrahim had a series of dreams in which he saw himself sacrificing his eldest son Ismail. He inferred that it was perhaps the will of God that he should sacrifice the life of his son. Hadhrat Ibrahim, being most obedient to God, was about to sacrifice the life of his son Ismail, when God commanded him to stop and gave him the good news that he had indeed fulfilled His command. God was so pleased with Ibrahim because of his obedience that He multiplied his progeny into billions. He was also given the great honor of being the forefather of the Holy Prophet of Islam . On the day of Eid those Muslims who can afford to sacrifice an animal are enjoined to do so after Eid Prayer.

In his Eid Sermon of 1983, Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, Khalifatul Masih IV, asked the wealthy Ahmadis to go to the homes of their poor brethren to wish them happy Eid and offer them gifts. In compliance of this directive, the delectation of Eid in Ahmadi society has escalated significantly and this is the very substance and philosophy of Islamic festival of Eid.

21 replies

  1. Eid Mubarak to the whole Muslim world. Today for the first time I received an Eid rather than a Christmas present from my employees, after 5-10 years of working together. This in my mind creates a lot of hope for the common humanity of Homo sapiens and our global village!

  2. Thank you,Sir.The same to you all the team members of TMT and wish you, Janab Shah Sahib and through you, to all the readers of The Muslim Times, most hearty greetings and warm congratulations on this august occasion of Ramadhan and Eidul Fitr (Chhoti Eid) ki dili mubarakbad kabool karain, Jazakallah. Plz convey these heart-felt words of ‘Mubarak sau Mubarak’ to all the members of the Jamaat-e-Masih-e-Muhammadi, residing in more than 200 countries and we of Pakistan warmly wish them and pray for all the more happy,prosperous and spiritually elevating many many ‘Ramadhans’ and ‘Eids’, during the glorious “Qudrat-e-Sania” of His Holiness, Huzur-e-Anwar Khalifa-tul-Masih Al-Khamis,for a very long period of years to come, by the blessings of God Almighty,InshaAllah, Ameen.

  3. Hearty Eid Mubarak and warm Congratulations to Huzoor-e-Anwar, Khalifatul Masih Al-Khamis and through His Holiness, heartiest greetings and ‘Mubarak sau mubarak’,to all the Ahmadis of Jammat-e-Masih-e-Muhammadi, through out the world. We all pray that God Almighty, may bless all of us with safe and secured life, aimed to make the voice of Hadhart-e-Aqdus,’Masih-e-Maud, reach all the four corners of the global Earth. Ameen.

  4. Special EID MUBARAK to the loves ones of those who laid down their lives in the name of God last year!

  5. Aslamo-e-Aliakum Wr Wb.

    Eid Mubarak.

    May Allah bless you, your families and loved’ one’s on this Eid. And may it be a new beginning of greater prosperity, success and happiness for you including All members of Jammat Ahmadiyya around the world and Muslim Ummah.

    Wishing you all a Happy Eid Mubarak

    Luqman and Family!

  6. Malaysia is still embroiled with the Raya dog video produced by Chetz Yusof, real name Maznah Mohd Yusof. She was under investigation for insulting Islam with her video which showed her walking her dogs, apparently taking the ablution herself then cleaning and feeding her dogs while the Takbir Raya was played in the background. Jakim, Department of Islamic Development Malaysia, ruled that she had insulted Islam. This ruling is rejected by her lawyers saying it is not constitutional because it has no judicial powers to decide who is guilty or not guilty. The case has become a national interest because it involves the faith of the majority Muslims in the country.

    Selamat Hari Raya to Muhyiddin, Jakim and all Malaysian Muslims.


    May the blessings of Allah fill your life with happiness
    and open all the doors of success now and always.

    Eid Mubarak !!!

  8. Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Myanmar Wishes you all avery Eid Mubarak.May Allah Bless all with Health and Prosperity.Nowadays our beloved Hazur Anwer (atba) visiting Australia.So we are all praying successful visit.

    • Welcome Hassan. Please keep tuning in to The Muslim Times on a daily basis. We are trying to bring you Islamic News and News from the Islamic world and News that may affect Muslims here and there. Comments are welcome! Please also try to watch http://www.mta.tv. Please let us know if you receive it well, either through satellite TV or internet.

  9. Salam alaikum to all. Although our hearts are sad and our eyes are tearful at events in Gaza and Pakistan where three Ahmadis were burnt alive just this morning, we celebrate Eid following the tradition of our beloved master the Holy Prophet of Islam. May Allah help those who are suffering and eliminate the suffering of all humanity. More than ever today there is a need to bring peace and love to all humanity. May Allah accept our prayers for our beloved Imam.

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