The holy month of Ramadan is almost ending and now everyone is anxiously waiting for the moon to be sighted so that they can celebrate one of the most auspicious festivals of the year, Eid-ul-Fitr. And the one question that everyone is asking right now is, when is Eid 2018?
The announcement for Eid 2018 in the Islamic schedule depends on locating of the crescent, on the 29th day of Ramadan. However, if there will be no sighted on 29th, the new month starts after completing 30 Rozas. Eid in the US, UAE, Pakistan, Middle East, UK, and European nations will be commended either on June 15 or June 16 relying upon the sighing of the new moon.
If the moon is located tonight, Eid will be tomorrow on June 15 in the US, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UK, and other European and Gulf nations. Otherwise, Ramadan will finish 30 days and Muslims will observe Eid on June 16. As per a senior Saudi meteorologist, Ramadan is required to last this year for 29 days, which means the Eid-ul-Fitr occasion will be commended on June 15. Abdulaziz Al Husseini said that this cosmic estimation is on the state of air lucidity upon the arrival of the moon locating for Eid, revealed Alarbiya.
Announcement 1: Eid will be celebrated tomorrow, on June 15th, in UAE.
Announcement 2: Eid will be celebrated on Saturday, on June 16th, in Austrailia.
Announcement 3: Eid moon has been sighted in Saudi Arabia. Saudis will be observing Eid on Friday, on June 15th.
Announcement 4: No moon sighted in India and so, Eid will be on Saturday, on June 16th.
Announcement 5: Eid-ul-fitr will be celebrated on Saturday, June 16th, as no moon sighted in Pakistan.
Announcement 6: Egyptians, Syrians, Palesteninans, Ianis, Afghanis, Saudis, UK, UAE, and US are celebrating Eid today. And Muslims in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Australia, and Philipies will be celebrating Eid tomorrow.
Importance of Eid
Eid al-Fitr marks the beginning of the tenth month in the Islamic calendar, known as Shawwal, and is one of the most elated celebrations. Muslims offer an exceptional prayer for Eid, give fitra, and wear new clothes. The Eid festivities keep going for three days and are accepted as a period of looking for absolution and expressing gratitude toward Allah for helping individuals to finish the fasting custom. Eid is a reward for Muslims from the God Almighty for observing a month of fasting and stopping themselves from not just eating or drinking but also other natural desires for the love of God.
How do Muslims celebrate Eid
A number of practices happen amid Eid, the first is an uncommon arrangement of petitions spared just for the event, known as Salat al-Eid.
Muslims will, for the most part, accumulate at the mosque or in outside areas to do petitions on the first morning of the celebration before taking a seat with family and companions for breakfast. They wear new clothes, eat sweets, and also exchange gifts and eidi with one another.
Another vital Eid custom is the Zakat al-Fitr – philanthropy given to the poor toward the finish of Ramadan. The gift is gone for furnishing the penniless with enough so they also can participate in the devour and commend the breaking of the quick, however, can be given to encourage poor people or the destitute when all is said in done.
Eid al-Fitr ought not to be mistaken for Eid al-Adha, the tenth day of the last month of the Islamic schedule and the holiest of all Muslim occasions when Muslims from around the globe will go to Mecca for pilgrimage.
A very Happy Eid to all the Muslims out there!!
No matter if you are celebrating Eid 2018 tomorrow or on Saturday, we are more than delighted to wish you all a very happy Eid-ul-Fitr. May all your good deeds be accepted and may you all have a blessed festival. Eid Mubarak!