Sunday, April 26, 2015

EID Headlines

  • The Top 10: Eid
    1. What is Eid?
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    Eid-ul-Fitr or Id-Ul-Fitr, often abbreviated simply as 'Eid', is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the Islamic calendar and it occurs after the sighting of the new crescent moon that signals the end of the sacred month of Ramadan. read more
    2. What is Ramadan?
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    Ramadan is the most glorious and important month in the Islamic Calendar. It is a special time of ‘fasting’ which has been made obligatory for all Muslim adults to practice as it one of the five pillars of Islam. By fasting during Ramadhan a Muslim fulfils an obligation imposed upon him by Allah (SWT) and the person concerned. read more
    3. What is Eid ul Adha?
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    Eid-ul-Adha ('festival of Sacrifice'), also known as the Greater Eid, is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar. It is exactly celebrated two months and nine days after Eid-Ul-Fitr.  Eid-ul-Adha is a festival that celebrates the occasion when Allah appeared to prophet Ibrahim in a dream and asked him to sacrifice his son Isma'il as an act of obedience to God. read more
    4. Eid Prayer and Practices
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    In view of the great significance attached to this day of Eid, numerous traditions consisting of prayers and worship to Almighty Allah have been quoted from the Holy Prophet and his Ahl-al-Bait. It is considered by tradition to offer the obligatory prayer, Wajib, though technically it is an optional prayer with the injunction that it is preferable to offer even if optional (Sunnat-e-Muvakkadah). read more
    5. Dressing for Eid
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    In Surah Noor, Verse 31 of the Qu’ran, it reads “and say to the faithful women to lower their gazes, and to guard their private parts, and not to display their adornment except what is apparent of it, and to extend their head coverings (hijaabs)  to cover their bosoms (jaybs), and not to display their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers... read more
    6. Recipes


    2 tablespoons butter
    1 package of vermicelli (about 7 oz)
    5 cups water
    1 stick cinnamon
    5-10 cardammon pods, optional (depending on your taste)
    7. Pilgrimage to Mecca 

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    At least once in their lifetime, every Muslim who is able to do so must journey to Mecca and perform the prescribed rites of hajj. Around 2-3 million pilgrims, dressed simply in white sheets and sandals, gather in the Saudi Arabian town to retrace the steps of the prophets. Male pilgrims shave their heads during the trip to symbolise the cutting away of sin. The hajj is always done from days 8 to 13 of the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, Dhu al-Hijjah, to which the pilgrimage gave its name. read more
    8. From the Archives: TV6 Morning Edition
    TV6 host Fazeer Mohammed conducts interviews with Islamic scholar Sheik Mohammed, President of the Islamic Missionary Guild Imtiaz Mohammed and Kwesi Attiba of the Islamic Resource Society. view here
    9. Celebrating the festival of Eid in Pictures
    Check out some of these images our Express photograhers have captured throughout the years which highlights the celebration of Eid view photos
    10. Dispelling some Islamic misconceptions
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    The religion of Islam carries numerous customs and practices that are quite different to those of Western culture. Many of them are misunderstood, misconstrued and to some, mysterious.
    Express took the opportunity to bring some clarity to a couple of them when it paid a visit to the Real Street Masjid in San Juan and spoke with Imam Imtiaz Ali. read more


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