The celebration of Eid al-Fitr

Friday 15thJuly 2015 will mark the beginning of the annual period of Ramadan. Over 30 days 1.5 billion Muslims around the world will abstain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset. The period will end when the moon is seen on Saturday 18thJuly 2015, with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr.

Festivities will run over a three-day period and will see Muslims hosting family/community events and feasts, holding prayers and donating to charity. I and my family will use the period to give out food parcels and aid to the homeless community in Maidenhead.

When did Eid al-Fitr start?

 Eid al-Fitr was first celebrated in 624 by the great Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his friends and family after the battle of Jang-e-Badar was won.

 Why is Eid al-Fitr celebrated?

The occasion was first celebrated to not only mark the end of the fasting period but also to thank Allah (God) for giving them the strength and self-control to fast for the entire month.

Please donate, if you can to charity during this period.