Eid al-Fitr celebrations

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Journalism student Tuqa Al Ayoubi reports on a family’s celebration of Eid during Covid times.

By Tuqa Al Ayoubi

SHARJAH- Muslims celebrate Eid Al-Fitr in the month of Shawwal by being charitable, generous, and compassionate to gain good deeds in Islam.

Eid Al-Fitr is one of the most important religious festival. 

For Muslims, Eid Al-Fitr is a festival that celebrates the completion of the religious month of Ramadan. 

This festival acts as a celebration of Muslims’ self-discipline and sacrifice throughout Ramadan.

Eid Al-Fitr also encourages kindness and connection within the Muslim community.

As part of Eid tradition, many people give sweets and gifts to family and friends.

Nine-year-old Aya Al Ayoubi says, “being able to exchange sweets, like sharing or taking from others is what makes Eid special.”

Al Ayoubi added that Eid is about being generous, grateful, and kind to one another.

Family members in Al Ayoubi household help each other decorate their home in preparation for Eid.

During Eid, Muslims use the phrase “Eid Mubarak” as a greeting, which means “blessed festival.”

Following the Sunnah, Aya and Yousuf Al Ayoubi dressed well and tried to look their best on Eid morning. 

Muslims also practice giving Zakat Al-Fitr or money to the poor and spend time with family.