There are many people who go to Google and search on what date will Eid 2024 be. Or when will Ramadan Eid 2024 be? When will Eid ul Fitr be 2024 etc. The Emirates Astronomy Society, (the space research and astronomy organization of the United Arab Emirates) has announced the possible dates for the holy month of Ramadan and the holy Eid-ul-Fitr in 2024. This article is going to be a very useful article for them. All these will be discussed below. Be sure to read the article carefully.
The story behind Eid in determining the date
Muslims of Bangladesh consider Eid-ul-Fitr as the biggest festival and in a word known to everyone as fasting Eid. There are a total of 4,300 religions in the world. Among them, the total population of the world is 771.50 crore (approx.) according to the World Population Report 2019. Out of this, the Muslim population is about 200 crores. And the biggest religious festival of Muslims is Eid. Muslims have two Eids every year. One is Eid-ul-Fitr (fasting Eid) and the other is Eid-ul-Azaha (Sacrifice Eid). During this time, Muslims spend this time by fasting, following the path of religion, performing prayers, Sehri and iftar etc. Although Eid is the biggest religious festival of Muslims, the practice of Eid did not start with the advent of this religion.
Possible date of Eid-ul-fitr 2024
According to the official holiday list of the 2024 calendar, Eid or Eid-ul-Fitr may be on April 10 or April 11 or April 12. Since the Eid of fasting or Eid-ul-Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon, if the moon is sighted on the evening of April 9, Eid-ul-Fitr will be held on April 10.
A few words about Eid-ul-Fitr
Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the two biggest religious festivals of Islam. The second is Eid-ul-Azha.
Eid-ul-Fitr means “the joy of breaking the fast”. Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on the 1st of Shawwal after fasting for 29 or 30 days of Ramadan. This day is a day of joy for Muslims. On this day they are rewarded for their long fasting.
Muslims observe certain customs to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr. For example:
- Bathing in the morning on the day of Eid.
- Put perfume on and wear new clothes.
- Eid congregation.
- Exchange Eid greetings.
- Paying Fitrah for the poor and needy.
- Eat sweets
On the day of Eid, Muslims hug each other and exchange Eid greetings. They give alms to the poor and needy. Fitrah is a social charity payable for fasting during the month of Ramadan. On the day of Eid, Muslims celebrate joy by eating sweet food.
Eid-ul-Fitr strengthens the bond of brotherhood and solidarity among Muslims. It encourages Muslims to perform their religious duties.
Eid-al-fitr 2024 possibility date with day name
|10 April 2024
|11 April 2024
|12 April 2024
Hadith about Eid
عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ قَدِمَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم الْمَدِينَةَ وَلَهُمْ يَوْمَانِ يَلْعَبُونَ فِيهِمَا فَقَالَ مَا هَذَانِ الْيَوْمَانِ قَالُوا كُنَّا نَلْعَبُ فِيهِمَا فِى الْجَاهِلِيَّةِ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم إِنَّ اللهَ قَدْ أَبْدَلَكُمْ بِهِمَا خَيْرًا مِنْهُمَا يَوْمَ الأَضْحَى وَيَوْمَ الْفِطْرِ
Narrated by Anas (RA):
When the Prophet (peace be upon him) arrived in Madinah, he saw that the people of Madinah were celebrating two Eids. Seeing that, he said, (in ignorance) you had two days to play sports. Instead of that day, Allah has given you two good days; The days of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azhar.’ (Abu Dawud 1136, Nasa’i 1556)
1445 Hijri calendar of the month of Ramadan
When does Eid start in Islam?
Muhammad (PBUH) migrated from Mecca to Medina in 623 AD. After Hijrah, he fasted the first month of Ramadan and celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr.
The statement of Md. Ataur Rahman Miyaji, professor of the Islamic History and Culture Department of Dhaka University is also correct. He said Eid was introduced in the second year of Hijri. Because, in the first year of Hijri, fasting of the month of Ramadan was observed, but Eid was not introduced.
Thus, Eid-ul-Fitr is considered to have been celebrated in 623 AD or 2nd year of Hijri.
The customs of celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr in the early period
Eid is an Arabic word. It means joy, happiness, festival etc. Celebrating Eid is obligatory for Muslims. Some rules for celebrating Eid are specified in Islam.
- Chief among these is performing two rakat prayers in the morning of Eid, which is obligatory for all Muslims.
- Apart from this, it is also a custom to offer Fitra on Eid-ul-Fitr. Fitra is to be given to the poor and needy before Eid prayers.
- Prophet Muhammad (SM) used to take a bath on the day of Eid put on good clothes and go to pray. So on the day of Eid, you should take a bath and wear good clothes.
- Besides, eating sweets after Eid prayers and exchanging greetings with relatives, neighbors, and friends.
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