When is Eid-ul-Fitr 2019: Wishes, Moon Sighting, Prayer Timings, Celebration Ideas & More!

             Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 Wishes, Moon Sighting, Prayer Timings, Celebration Ideas: Eid Ul Fitr is an Islamic festival that is celebrated on the first day of the tenth Islamic month of Shawwal. The festival also marks the end of the month-long fasting month, popularly known as Ramadan. According to the Muslim belief, the religious festival of Eid is a reward of Allah gifted to the whole community of Muslim for their worship as well as fasting in the earlier month of Ramadan.

As per to the Quran:

‘The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So, whoever sights the new moon of the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey – then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and wants for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that to which He has guided you, and perhaps you will be grateful.’ – Quran 2:185

When is Eid ul Fitr 2019?

When is Eid-ul-Fitr 2019: Wishes, Moon Sighting, Prayer Timings, Celebration Ideas & More!

Eid Ul Fitr is going to take place on Wednesday, 5th June. The religious festival is going to be celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion in the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and African countries as well as all around the world.

This date is tentative as the confirmed date is totally depend on the sighting of the Eid ul Fitr crescent moon on the 29th or 30th night of Ramadan.

The sighting of the crescent moon is going to mark the arrival of Eid as well as the 1st day of the Islamic month of Shawal.

On the calendar of Islamic Hijri, Eid occurs on 1st of Shawwal, 1440 AH – marking Eid al Fitr 1440 Hijriyah.

Eid Ul Fitr Moon Sighting 2019

The moon sighting for Eid Ul Fitr 2019 is going to begin on the 29th night of Ramadan that is on Tuesday, 4 June. The sighting of new moon’s crescent is going to mark the beginning of the new Islamic month of Shawwal as well as the declaration of Eid Ul Fitr on Wednesday, June 5.

History of Eid Ul Fitr

The religious festival of Islam, Eid Ul Fitr, initiated from the time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). As per to the Islamic traditions, there were a number of festivals celebrated in Madina after Prophet Muhammad’s migrated from Mecca to Medina.

Hazrat Anas (R.A), who was one of the closest and truthful companions of the Holy Prophet said:

“When Muhammad arrived in Medina, he found the inhabitants celebrating different festivals for entertainment and cheer. He asked the inhabitants about the background and nature of these merriments at which they answered that they celebrate this and this day, this and this week of the year for fun and recreation. On this Hazrat Muhammad commanded that God has fixed two days of festivity rather than these for you which are superior to these: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha”

As per to an additional Islamic tradition, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) asked his followers in order to pass the month of Ramadan in fasting, worships, and prayers and then conclude it with festive celebrations of Eid ul Fitr. And that’s how Eid ul Fitr was originated.

Eid al-Fitr Rituals and Observance

When is Eid-ul-Fitr 2019: Wishes, Moon Sighting, Prayer Timings, Celebration Ideas & More!

Eid al-Fitr celebration is started by going to the mosque as well as praying the Farz Namaz. Additional observance such as family and other social gatherings, traditional sweet dishes, feasting, using perfume, wearing new clothes, shopping and gift-giving are held on this holy day.

Eid al-Fitr Prayers

The Namaz of Eid is a bit different from the usual general Namaz. The Eid Namaz has six extra added Takbirs (when Muslims raise their hands to the ears while saying, Allahu Akbar- God is the greatest). While on the other hand, in the common usual Namaz Muslim only raise their hands once. In Namaz-e-Eid, they raise their hands three times at the opening of the first rakat as well as three times afore they go to ruku and accomplish the rest of the steps like a common prayer.

First Rakaat

Recite Thana’ (Subhanak Allahumma…)

Takbeer, say Allahu Akbar with the imam, then let the hands down – leaving them earthwards

Takbeer, say Allahu Akbar with the imam, then let the hands down – leaving them earthwards

Takbeer, say Allahu Akbar with the imam, then fold your arms and listen to the imam reciting Surah Fatiha and a Surah.

The rest of the Rak’ah is going to be performed in the usual way.

Second Rakaat

As usual, you should stand straight and fold your arms as usual as you rise for the second Rak’ah,

Listen to the recitation of Fatihah and a Surah.

Takbeer, say Allahu Akbar with the imam, then let the hands down – leaving them earthwards

Takbeer, say Allahu Akbar with the imam, then let the hands down – leaving them earthwards

Takbeer, say Allahu Akbar with the imam, then let the hands down – leaving them earthwards

Takbeer, say Allahu Akbar with the imam, but now at this time, you have to go into the Ruku which is the bowing position.

The rest of the Rak’ah is going to be performed in the usual way.

Eid ul Fitr: Celebrations & Traditions

When is Eid-ul-Fitr 2019: Wishes, Moon Sighting, Prayer Timings, Celebration Ideas & More!

Eid Al-Fitr marks the “Feast of the Fast-Breaking.” It is a three-day Islamic festival, as well as it also marks a public, national, and religious holiday in all the Muslim countries. While on the other hand, in non-Muslim countries, the holidays are given to the Muslim community by the government. Here are the celebration and traditions of Eid Al-Fitr.

Preparations for Eid ul Fitr

The preparations for Eid ul Fitr begins in the last ten days of Ramadan. For the duration of this time, there’s a grand rush of people in the market, who go out there with their families and friends in order to buy new Eid clothes and gifts for themselves and for their loved ones.

Purchasing New Clothes

Buying and wearing new clothes on Eid ul Fitr is a very common tradition which is related to this Islamic festival. Muslim men on this day prefer to dress in a thobe, shalwar kameez or fancy kurta. On the other hand, Muslim women wear dresses with beautiful embroidery and colorful prints.

The Night Before Eid ul Fitr

The night before Eid ul Fitr is sloa a very important day in the Islamic religion as the night is spent by making duas to Allah and offering supplications. It is also known as the Night of Reward or Lailat ul Jaiza.

Some of the people, on the other hand, are busy shopping for the Eid festivities for the duration of this night, while the other group remains involved in worships and prayers.

Getting Ready On Eid ul Fitr Morning & Performing Eid Prayers

Early morning on this holy day, all the Muslims wake up early in order to get themselves ready for the Eid celebrations. Every single member of the household goes for an early morning bath after which they wear new clothes which are perfumed with beautiful scents.

Greeting “Happy Eid Mubarak” & Embracing Each Other

By the tradition, Eid greeting is done by saying “Eid Mubarak.” Muslims follow this greeting which also means “Happy holiday” or “Happy celebrations” with a formal embrace, three times.

Family Gatherings, Preparing Sweet Dishes and Giving Gifts

Additional observance such as family and other social gatherings, traditional sweet dishes, feasting, using perfume, wearing new clothes, shopping and gift-giving are held on this holy day. Sweets and any other traditional dishes such as Handesh, Noonor Bora, Fulab, Siweya, etc. are prepared on this holy day.

Young children also get special gifts from the elder family members and family members also distribute gifts among themselves and also offer gifts to strangers.

Eid Ul Fitr: Prayer Timings In Different Countries 

Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in UAE 2019

  • Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Dubai, UAE is 5:45 am.
  • Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Abu Dhabi, UAE is 5:50 am.
  • Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Sharjah, UAE is 5:44 am.
  • Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Ajman, UAE is 5:45 am.
  • Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), UAE is 5:41 am.
  • Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Fujairah, UAE is 5:41 am.
  • Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Al Ain, UAE is 5:45 am.
  • Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Al Dhafrah, UAE is 5:55 am

Eid ul Fitr Prayer Time in Saudi Arabia 2019

  • Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Makkah, KSA is 6:00 am
  • Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Jeddah, KSA is 6:00 am
  • Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Riyadh, KSA is 5:20 am
  • Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Dammam, KSA is 5:05 am

Eid Ul Fitr Prayer Time in Pakistan 2019

  • Eid Ul Fitr Prayer Time in Lahore, PK is 7:00 am to 8:30 am.
  • Eid Ul Fitr Prayer Time in Karachi, PK is 6:15 am to 9.30am.
  • Eid Ul Fitr Prayer Time in Islamabad, PK is 6:30 am to 8:00 am.

Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Doha (Qatar) 2019

  • Eid Ul Fitr Prayer Time in Doha, Qatar is 4.58 am to 5.00 am.

Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Oman 2019

  • Eid Ul Fitr Prayer Time in Qman is 4.58 am to 5.15 am.

Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Kuwait 2019

  • Eid Ul Fitr Prayer Time in Kuwait is 4.58 am to 5.15 am.

Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Bahrain 2019

  • Eid Ul Fitr Prayer Time in Bahrain is 4.58 am to 5.45 am.

Eid al Fitr Prayer Time in Maldives 2019

  • Eid Ul Fitr Prayer Time in Bahrain is 7:00 am to 7:05 am.

Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 Wishes & WhatsApp Status

May Allah fulfill your all dreams and hopes. May your life become a garden of heaven! Eid Mubarak to you and your lovely family!

Accept the blessings of Allah with all your heart and forget the sorrows that burden your soul. Enjoy the moments you share with your family. Happy Eid Day!

May this Eid brings you joys unlimited, may all your wishes come true on this holy day and may you and your family is blessed by the grace of Allah. Eid Mubarak!

May you find a million reason to make your life more beautiful on this day. May the joy of Eid be multiplied a thousand times and stay with you forever. Eid Mubarak!

Accept the blessings of Allah with all your heart and forget the sorrows that burden your soul. Enjoy the moments you share with your family. Happy Eid Day!

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