Nadia learns about Eid ul Fitr

The holy month of Ramadan had finished and now it was time for Eid-ul-Fitr. Nadia loved celebrating Eid. She always dressed up in her new clothes and spent the day eating delicious food and having lots of fun with her family. Eid was one of her favourite times of the year.

When Nadia reached her grandparents house, she greeted her family members and said ‘Eid Mubarak’ to them all. She knew it was going to be a fun day filled with lots of fun and memories.

She sat down with all her cousins as their grandad explained to them what Eid was all about.

“As we all know, Eid ul Fitr marks the end of the month of Ramadan. When the new moon is sighted, this is how we know it’s Eid. It is always after 29 or 30 fasts”, their grandad told them. “Does anyone have any questions?”

“Nana Abu (Grandad), what if no-one sees the new moon? Then nobody knows when Eid will be,” said Nadia.

“That’s a great question, Nadia. If nobody sees the moon even after 30 days, then Eid will be after the 30th fast,” their granddad explained. “The month of Ramadan is only 29 or 30 days.”

“We also give Zakat al Fitr/Fitrana (money to the poor), before the Eid prayer. Every Muslim must pay this, as it purifies the fasting person from any mistakes they made during the month of Ramadan and allows the poor to take part in Eid celebrations as well.”

“After praying Eid prayers, the day is spent visiting family members and celebrating. And eating delicious food. We all love our delicious food, don’t we?”

The cousins laughed. They all did love eating their grandma’s delicious food.

“Finally, the elders give the children gifts and money. So you know what that means! Who wants their Eidi (Eid gift, usually money)?” The children all shouted “me, me,” before their grandad gave them all their Eidi.

Moral of the story:

Enjoy Eid with your family and loved ones. Eid Mubarak everyone!

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