EID AL-FITR 2022: Muslims across the country is celebrating Eid today on May 3. The crescent moon for the Islamic month of Shawwal was sighted in India on Monday evening, after which prominent clerics announced that the festival of Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on May 3. President, Prime Minister, political leaders and celebrities extended their greeting to the citizens.
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The Delhi police have issued alert on the occasion of Eid across the sensitive areas in the national capital. As Eid happens to fall on the same day as the Hindu festival Akshaya Tritiya, security personnel are on their toes to avoid any untoward incidents, even as clashes were reported in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur late Monday night and in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag. READ MORE
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Several Bollywood celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Raveena Tandon, and Huma Qureshi among others took to their respective social media handles and wished fans on the occasion of Eid. Amitabh Bachchan was among the first ones to Tweet a wish for fans on Eid. The 79-year-old actor kept it simple and short as he dropped a picture that read Eid Mubarak. READ MORE
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Tejasswi Prakash and Karan Kundrra are everyone’s favourite for a reason. Each time the couple is spotted together, they set relationship goals and leave TejRan fans in complete awe. Once again, the two actors are winning hearts as they send Eid wishes to their fans. Recently, Tejasswi and Karan were spotted by paparazzi when they sent Eid greetings to their fans.
“Hum dono ke taraf se aap sabhi ko Eid mubarak,” Naagin 6 actress was heard saying. However, what melted everyone’s heart was something else. Moments later, a paparazzo said, ‘Bas aise hi aapka chaand khilta rahe’. To this, Tejasswi blushed and repeated the words as she touched Karan Kundrra’s face. READ MORE
IN PICS: EID AL-FITR CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD
Eid ul Fitr is commemorated on the opening day of the Shawwal month and Muslims across the world pay their honour to Allah for offering them health and resistance through the month-long fasting time called Ramzan or Ramadan. “Over 3 lakh people are expected to offer namaz in Lucknow at 10 am,” TV9 Bharatvarsh reported Markazi Chand Committee. The moon was also sighted in Lucknow.
— Qazi Faraz Ahmad (@qazifarazahmad) May 2, 2022
Meanwhile, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE) will remain shut tomorrow. Even banks all over India, except Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram, will remain closed on account of Eid af-Fitr, Bhagvan Shree Parshuram Jayanti, Basava Jayanti and Akshaya Tritiya. Banks is shut in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram on account of Ramzan-Eid.
PM Modi extends greetings
Best wishes on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this auspicious occasion enhance the spirit of togetherness and brotherhood in our society. May everyone be blessed with good health and prosperity.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 2, 2022
President Kovind, Others Greet Citizens
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr and said that this festival inspires people to strive for building a harmonious, peaceful and prosperous society. During the holy month of Ramzan, devotees observe Roza and offer special prayers, he said.
“Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated as the month of Ramzan ends. Special importance is given to distribution of food and food-grains among the poor on this occasion. This festival inspires people to strive for building a harmonious, peaceful and prosperous society,” Kovind said.
On the auspicious occasion of Eid, let us resolve to rededicate ourselves to the service of humanity and to improve the lives of the poor and needy, the President said. On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I extend my best wishes and greetings to all the fellow citizens, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters,” he said. — PTI
MP Guv, CM Convey Eid Greetings to People
Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangu Bhai Patel and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan greeted people of the state on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Patel prayed for the progress of the state, happiness of the people and their welfare on the occasion, while the CM said Eid gives the message of peace, harmony, unity and brotherhood, a public relations department official said on Monday.
Chouhan urged people to celebrate the festival as per Indian traditions of universal brotherhood and harmony, the official added. — PTI
Eid-ul-Fitr Mubarak to all our Muslim brethren. May peace and fraternity fill our hearts!
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) May 2, 2022
US President Joe Biden, Vice-president Kamala Harris extend greetings
Jill and I extend our warmest wishes to all who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr. As Muslims around the world conclude the month of Ramadan, may the spirit of community, compassion, and service we have witnessed over the month continue throughout the year.
— President Biden (@POTUS) May 2, 2022
Doug and I send our warmest wishes to all who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr. Muslims in the U.S. and around the world celebrate after a month of deep reflection, helping those in need, and connecting with community. From our family to yours, Eid Mubarak! pic.twitter.com/BjYbqbDv1I
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 2, 2022
New York’s Empire State Building lights are green tonight for Eid al-Fitr! 💚 pic.twitter.com/IG4OZ26aNx
— Muslim (@Muslim) May 2, 2022
CAN YOU SPOT THE CRESCENT MOON?
Eid al-Fitr starts when the new crescent moon is sighted. Can you find it? Do a Google search for Eid and click on the blue circle to find it. Click here on Google page to try your luck.
IN PICS: Get Inspiration From These Bollywood Celebrities For Your Eid Outfit
This Eid al-Fitr 2022, take inspiration from Bollywood celebrities such as Kiara Advani, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone to dress up. CLICK HERE
Rain likely to dampen moon sighting in Lucknow?
Weather takes a U Turn as it starts to rain in parts of state capital Lucknow.
— Qazi Faraz Ahmad (@qazifarazahmad) May 2, 2022
With Covid cases rising again in some parts of India, clerics have advised that people offer #Eid Namaz only at designated places like mosques, Eidga. @qazifarazahmad reportshttps://t.co/yrbVNiT6wt pic.twitter.com/F8qjGadJj2
— News18.com (@news18dotcom) May 2, 2022
Public holiday in Kerala for Eid
The Kerala government on Monday declared May 3 as a public holiday to mark Eid-ul-Fitr and issued a notification in this connection. The government had previously announced the holiday for Ramzan festival on Monday, expecting it to fall on May 2.
An order issued today by the government said all government offices including public sector undertakings, educational institutions and banks will remain closed tomorrow under the Negotiable Instruments Act. Since the crescent moon was not sighted anywhere in Kerala on Sunday, which was supposed to denote the start of the Shawwal month in the lunar Islamic calendar, the clerics and the government decided to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr on Tuesday.
Know The Importance of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha
Eid is an important festival in Islam and is celebrated more than once a year. The two major celebrations fall at an important time according to the Islamic lunar calendar. Both Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr are commonly called with their shortened version of Eid. Though the rituals are mostly similar in both the festivities, there is a vast difference between the reason for which they are celebrated. READ MORE
Here’s How You Can Celebrate Eid al-Fitr Amid Pandemic
One of the most significant festivals in Islam, Eid ul fitr is when the Muslim followers break their month long fast of Ramzan and celebrate the spirit of sharing and giving to less fortunate people. Here are a few ways one can celebrate the festive spirit of Eid ul Fitr while adhering to pandemic precaution rules like social distancing, and hygiene maintenance. READ MORE
Canadian PM extends Eid greetings
Eid Mubarak! I’m sending my warmest wishes to all Muslims who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr and marking the end of Ramadan. After a month of prayer, fasting, and giving back, I hope you’re able to enjoy this time of celebration and community. https://t.co/179sOfVl39 pic.twitter.com/EwBFeTv5PJ
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 1, 2022
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wished Muslims in Canada and all around the world a joyous Eid after a month of fasting. He tweeted: “Eid Mubarak! I’m sending my warmest wishes to all Muslims who are celebrating Eid al-Fitr and marking the end of Ramadan. After a month of prayer, fasting, and giving back, I hope you’re able to enjoy this time of celebration and community.”
Football clubs extends greetings on Eid
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 1, 2022
— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 1, 2022
— FC Bayern Munich (@FCBayernEN) May 1, 2022
Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating today! 🌙 pic.twitter.com/WLuCsgz5rY
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) May 2, 2022
Apple CEO wishes Eid Mubarak
Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating around the world! Wishing you a joyous and peaceful holiday connecting with family and friends.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) May 1, 2022
UP Ready for A Boisterous Eid While Loudspeakers, Covid Are Muted
After a gap of almost two years that were paralysed by the Covid-19 crisis, preparations are in full swing this time to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr across India on May 3. Clerics, however, have appealed to people to participate in the festival while adhering to the pandemic protocols, with cases rising again in some parts of the country, and have advised that they offer Eid Namaz only at designated places like mosques, Eidgah, etc. READ MORE
Amitabh Bachchan Wishes Fans Eid Mubarak
Amitabh Bachchan wished Eid Mubarak to his followers via Twitter on Monday. The 79-year-old has shared a picture that read Eid Mubarak. It kept it simple and short. READ MORE
T 4269 – Eid Mubarak !! pic.twitter.com/0YV8CRO69Z
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 2, 2022
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Ring in the Festive Fervour with Elegant and Bedazzling Silhouettes
Embrace the festivities of Eid-ul-Fitr with timeless yet modern silhouettes featuring an array of intricate embroideries, elegant embellishments, and an eclectic colour palette. The heat waves and humidity may dampen your mood, so pick ensembles that are created in pastel shades, have minimal embroidery or embellishments but will help in keeping your festive spirit high. With easy-breezy kaftans, cool kurta sets and gharara and sharara sets, keeping you company this festive season, style it with some sparkling footwear, jewellery, and accessories. READ MORE
Madhya Pradesh: Curfew Relaxed for 9 Hours in Khargone
The Khargone administration has changed its previous decision and announced a relaxation in curfew for nine hours on Monday in the Madhya Pradesh city, where violence was reported during a Ram Navami procession on April 10, officials said. Earlier, the administration had announced a 24-hour curfew on May 2 and 3 and asked Khargone residents to celebrate the Eid-al-Fitr and Akshaya Tritiya festivals at home. READ MORE
Eid a–Fitr Celebrations: Indonesia
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Muslims Mark Eid Al-Fitr Holiday with Joy, Worry
This year, Muslims around the world are observing Eid al-Fitr typically marked with communal prayers, celebratory gatherings around festive meals and new clothes in the shadow of a surge in global food prices exacerbated by the war in Ukraine. Against that backdrop, many are still determined to enjoy the Eid amid easing of coronavirus restrictions in their countries while, for others, the festivities are dampened by conflict and economic hardship.
At the largest mosque in Southeast Asia, tens of thousands of Muslims attended prayers Monday morning. The Istiqlal Grand Mosque in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta was shuttered when Islams holiest period coincided with the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and was closed to communal prayers last year.
The war in Ukraine and sanctions on Russia have disrupted supplies of grain and fertilizer, driving up food prices at a time when inflation was already raging. A number of Muslim-majority countries are heavily reliant on Russia and Ukraine for much of their wheat imports, for instance.
Even before the Russian invasion, an unexpectedly strong global recovery from the 2020 coronavirus recession had created supply chain bottlenecks, causing shipping delays and pushing prices of food and other commodities higher. — AP
Beautiful Mehndi Designs You Must Try This Eid
Eid is celebrated as a festival with great zeal and much enthusiasm. Mehndi application is also one of the most important parts of the festivities. Women dress up in traditional new outfits and apply mehndi on their palms. Mehndi application is one of the most important parts of Eid celebrations. CLICK HERE to check some of the latest Mehndi designs.
EID CELEBRATION IN INDONESIA
Shawwal crescent moon not sighted
On Sunday, Lucknow’s Markazi Chand Committee said that the Shawwal crescent was not sighted hence, May 2 will be observed as the last day of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 3. “The crescent moon of the Islamic Month of Shawwal could not be spotted today,” announced Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali.
The crescent moon of the Islamic Month of Shawwal could not be spotted today, announced Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali. Eid Ul Fitr to be celebrated in India on 3rd May. #EidUlFitr #EidMubarak2022 #EidMubarak pic.twitter.com/2Cb1yRNTex
— Qazi Faraz Ahmad (@qazifarazahmad) May 1, 2022
In Delhi, Markazi Royat E Hilal Committee announced that crescent moon was not sighted, hence Eid al-Fitr to be celebrated on May 3.
Shawwal crescent moon was also not sighted in Andaman and Nicobar Islands today on May 1. It means Muslims across the Island will observe the last day of Ramadan on May 2 and Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 3.
Moon sighting committee in Bengaluru also announced that Eid in Bengaluru will be celebrated on May 3. The decision was taken during a meeting at the Karnataka Wakf Board office in Bengaluru chaired by Ameer-e-Shariyat Moulana Sageer Ahmed Khan Rashadi.
It added that the crescent was not sighted anywhere across the country and hence the Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on May 3.
Dakshina Kannada Qazi Thwaka Ahmed Musliyar also announced that Eid in the district will be celebrated on Tuesday.
Shawwal moon was also reportedly not sighted in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, hence Eid will also be celebrated in both countries on May 3.
— ANI UP/Uttarakhand (@ANINewsUP) May 1, 2022
After fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims across the world will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr or Meethi Eid with the first sighting of the crescent moon. Eid is observed on the very first day of the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, called Shawwal. People who follow Islam wait to get a glimpse of the moon after the Ramadan fast.
Malaysia became the latest country to declare Eid celebrations tomorrow. Earlier, Brunei and Philippines also announced Eid on Sunday.
With Saudi Arabia, UAE, Brunei, Philippines, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Muscat, Yemen, Sudan, Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Syria, Palestine and other Arab countries gearing up to celebrate Eid tomorrow on May 2, wait continues in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian countries for the Shawwal Crescent – the new moon to mark the end of Ramadan today. It is likely that for the first time, this year Muslims in South Asian countries will celebrate Eid on the same day as the Gulf countries, if moon is sighted tonight.
Moon sighting in progress in Lucknow
Eid 2022 Moon Sighting in India
While the exact timing of the moon sighting in India have not been confirmed yet, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court and the moon sighting committees in the UAE, Qatar and other Arab states have announced that they will celebrate Eid on Monday, May 2.
Brunei and Philippines also declared Eid celebration on May 2.
Depending upon the moon sighting in South Asian countries, there is chances that Muslims in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other South Asian country will for the first time celebrate Eid on the same day as Gulf countries. Meanwhile Pakistan’s weather department tweeted saying that it is unlikely that the moon will be sighted today.
According to astronomical parameters, there is a No Chance of sighting the new moon of Shawwal, 1443 AH on the evening of 01-05-2022 i.e. on 29th of Ramazan, 1443 AH.
— Pak Met Department محکمہ موسمیات (@pmdgov) April 29, 2022
Moon sighting committee meet underway in Hyderabad
The Markazi Ruet-e-Hilal Committee (Moon Sighting Committee) is meeting in Hyderabad under the supervision of Maulana Syed Qubool Pasha Quadri Shuttari, President of Majlis Ulama-e-Deccan at Dabeerpura, to decide the date of Eid al-Fitr based on the sighting of the crescent moon.
Sharing phone numbers, it has asked people to contact them if they sight the crescent moon for Shawwal.
Eid al-Fitr is celebrated with great enthusiasm, as the Muslim community takes part in prayers that are followed by a sermon. People wear new clothes and wish Eid Mubarak by hugging each other. Children receive gifts and money from their elders which are called Eidi.
People visit each other’s houses to meet and greet and are offered sewaiyan, a delicious milk-based dessert. Apart from sewai, an elaborate Eid spread is prepared, which includes rdishes like biryani, nihari, haleem, and kebabs among others.
When is Eid al-Fitr 2022 in India?
The Eid al-Fitr date varies every year depending on the Hijri calendar, which is a lunar calendar based on the phases of the moon. Any Islamic month begins with the sighting of the crescent moon.
The festival marks the end of the roza from dawn to dusk during Ramadan. The fasts are observed to extend gratitude and pay respects to God for providing strength and endurance during the fasting month.
Eid is a three-day festival, but many Islamic countries implement a week-long holiday. For instance, this year the United Arab Emirates has approved a 9-day long holiday, which will start on Saturday, April 30, and the usual work will commence on Monday, May 9.
IMAGES, WISHES, MESSAGES AND SHAYARIS TO SHARE
Click here to check some of the beautiful messages which you can send to your family and friends on the occasion of Eid 2022.
Here’s is How You Can Celebrate Eid at the Time of COVID-19
It seems the pandemic is not going away any time soon and just like last year, the Eid ul Fitr celebrations will also have to follow the coronavirus-prevention rules. One of the most significant festivals in Islam, Eid ul fitr is when the Muslim followers break their month long fast of Ramzan and celebrate the spirit of sharing and giving to less fortunate people.
Had the virus not taken such a catastrophic form, the festival would have witnessed large celebratory gatherings and prayers in mosques, with communities coming together to have a hearty meal. However, the pandemic is still here and hence people are advised to keep their festivities low-key.
Here are a few ways one can celebrate the festive spirit of Eid ul Fitr while adhering to pandemic precaution rules like social distancing, and hygiene maintenance. READ