Eid al Fitr 2019 is predicted to begin on the evening of Tuesday the 4th of June, indicating that the Eid al Fitr prayer will occur on the morning of Wednesday the 5th of June.
Eid al Fitr can be translated to as, ‘the celebration of breaking the fast’, and comes after Muslims fast the Islamic month of Ramadan. Eid al Fitr takes places on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawaal.
Before the Eid al Fitr prayer takes place, Muslims are advised to donate Zakat al Fitr.
Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar said that the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) ordered the people to pay Zakat al Fitr before going to the Eid prayer. (al-Bukhari)
Before the Eid al-Fitr prayer at the end of Ramadan, every adult Muslim who possesses food in excess of their needs must pay zakat al-fitr (fitrana). The head of household can also pay zakat al-fitr for their dependants such as children, servants and any dependent relatives.
Zakat al-Fitr can be paid during Ramadan, before Eid al-Fitr prayers at the latest, so that the poor can enjoy the day of Eid.
The minimum amount due is the equivalent of about 2 kg of wheat flour, rice or other staple foodstuff, per member of the household, including dependants, even if they do not live in the same house.
Eid Celebrations ( Gaza)
As communities come together to celebrate the end of Ramadan with prayer, feasts and charity, for Islamic Relief Worldwide, Eid al Fitr marks the end of a successful distribution campaign delivering 311,000 food-packs in 34 countries, benefiting 1.7 million people.
We pray that our Muslim brothers and sisters all around the world experience a joyful and loving Eid among their families, neighbours and communities.
Eid Ul Fitr clothes and school package distribution in Niger
Muslims around the world will await the sight of the new moon to signify the start of Eid al Fitr 2019.