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Detroit Schools Close for `Eid Al-Fitr for First Time

For the first time in its history, the Detroit school district announced earlier this month it would be recognizing the Muslim holiday of `Eid Al-Fitr during its adoption of the 2019-20 school year calendar, Detroit Free Press reported. “We Muslims had been obligated to miss school in order to commemorate our sacred holidays, even though …

Portland Schools Mull Plan to Accommodate Muslim Holiday

PORTLAND – The School Board of Portland in the Northeastern American state of Maine reviewed on January 8 a proposal to change their graduation dates for the city’s three high schools to go in consistency with the Muslim holiday of `Eid Al-Fitr, The Forecaster reported on January 9. “This year the Muslim feast of `Eid …

Let Us Rejoice at `Eid

Congratulation on the blessed `Eid! May Allah make such occasions a continuous joy for all Muslims! O my beloved, this is `Eid; it is the day of joy, delight, and purity. Allah says: {Say: In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy therein let them rejoice. It is better than what they hoard} (Yunus 10:58). …

Eid: Etiquette and Rulings

Eid: Etiquette and Rulings

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Eid, in Islam, is a day of joy, thanksgiving, worship, brotherhood, solidarity, and morality. A Muslim should take the advantage …

Exchanging Eid Cards: Permissible?

Exchanging Eid Cards: Permissible?

I’m intending to send my mother an “`Eid Mubarak” card. Is that permissible (does it violate any rule of Islam)? Jazakum Allah khayran.

How Can We Make `Eid Fun?

How Can We Make Eid Fun?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this Fatwa: 1- Eid is supposed to be fun 2- The Prophet allowed two girls to sing using duff. 3- The Abyssinian kids were dancing with their spears and …

Eid Takbir

What Is The Meaning, Significance of Eid Takbir?

Short Answer:  During Eid, Muslims express their gratitude to Allah. They also visibly show joy and congratulate each other. On this day, Muslims chant the Eid Takbir aloud, and this is one of the greatest sunnahs of Eid. Muslims exchange gifts, which is another important sunnah on that day. Also, Muslims make lots of istighfar (asking Allah for forgiveness) and pray that Allah …

Marriage Between the Two `Eids: Permissible?

Marriage Between the Two Eids: Permissible?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: There is nothing wrong with concluding marriage between the two Eids. Answering your question, the General Iftaa’ Department in Jordan, states the following: Getting married …

Malaysians Celebrate Month-long `Eid Al-Fitr

DUBAI – Wrapping up the fasting month of Ramadan, Malaysians embark on another festive occasion for a whole month, Eidul Fitr, or Hari Raya Pausa, as they call it. “We (also) call it ‘Open House,’” Madame Tengku, the wife of the Malaysian Consul General in Dubai Yubazlan Yusof, told The Gulf Today. “Aidilfitri is very …



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