O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you,
that ye may (learn) self-restraint
[Quran: Chapter 2:183]


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Eid Ul Fitr 2009 in the united states

The end of day on Saturday Septemeber 29 will mark the 29th day of Ramadan of Ramadan. The question of whether there will be fasting on Sunday depends on the observation of the new moon. I have however heard at the mosque I attend that a decision was made that Eid Ul Fitr would be on Sunday. The decision is apparently based on predictive models that time the appearance of the new moon. I am however planning to double check this information and the decision on Saturday end of day to make a final decision particuarly since this would involve a short month. If the decision was for a 30 days ramadan, then it would have been easy to follow.

I would also like to note that Eids are the only true holidays because Eids
are ordained by Almighty (SBWT). Therefore I object to those calling Eid is festival,
and Christmas a holiday. Note that the 25 of December is really not even the birth date of Jesus (pbuh). Also note that Mouloud is, I believe, not a Eid. For instance there is no Salat on Mouloud.

Eid is holiday, and is marked by the Salat Eid. You need also to learn how to pray Salat Eit in case you have not done it before or if your recollection of the details are not clear. You need also to learn some duas.

Happy Eid!


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