eid al fitr 2017



Eid (Eid Al-Fitr 2017 Dates) : 26 June 2017

Eid or Eid Al-Fitr is an important and auspicious festival celebrated by Muslims all across the world. Eid al-Fitr is also known as Eid ul-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan month (It is the holy month of fasting in Islam). The only day on which Muslims are not permitted to fast in the month of Shawwal is the day of Eid. Eid holiday is celebrated worldwide to mark the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days fasting during the month of Ramadan.

The date for the start of Ramadan month varies based on the observations of the new moon by local religious authorities, therefore the confirmed day of celebration varies for each locality. It is known that Eid al-Fitr has a specific Islamic prayer which is made of two individual segments. This prayer is generally offered in a large hall or an open field. The prayer is performed in the flock and has been added with six ways of raising hands to the ears (Takbirs) while speaking ‘Allahu Akbar’.

Eid al-Fitr is also spelled as Eid ul Fitr. Muslims all across the world are preparing to celebrate Eid Al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan month. Eid is always celebrated depending upon the new moon visibility to the naked eye. The sighting of the moon depends largely on the meteorological conditions. When the new moon is visible with the naked eye then only the Ramadan fast can be broken, according to the Islamic ritual.    

Ramzan Eid or breaking of the fast is also known as Eid al-Fitr which is the most celebrated festival by the Muslim community all around the world. As per the legend associated with Eid ul-Fitr, the first revelation of Quran was not easy to understand easily for the Muhammad. When he was asked to recite the same, he was not able to comprehend it properly.

The month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr goes hand in hand to imply the sacrifices made by the great Muhammad in the era of darkness. Eid ul-Fitr 2017 dates which are also known as Ramzan Eid can be checked on mPanchang. Eid ul-Fitr falls on the last day of Ramadan month, which is marked as the first day of Shawwal according to the Muslim Calendar.

The Muslim Islamic Calendar consist of 12 months, which constitutes of 354 or 355 days in total. It is known that the commencement of the new month happens with the sighting of the new moon. Therefore, this day varies in different localities. The special Islamic prayer which is accompanied on Eid al-Fitr is known as Salat which is usually organized in an open hall or large field.   

General Eid rituals which are associated with Eid ul-Fitr are:

  • To be compassionate towards other human beings.

  • To be kind, praying and offer as much charity as possible.

  • Be silent during the Eid prayer (not even a single word should be spoken).

  • It is followed by the seminar demonstrating the teachings of Muhammad.

  • At end of the seminar, mercy and forgiveness is asked from Allah.