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Another 133 dead from coronavirus across the UK - metro

Another 133 dead from coronavirus across the UK

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Wishes and greetings for Eid al-Fitr 2020

Wishes and greetings for Eid al-Fitr 2020

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The sighting of a crescent moon marks the end of Ramadan (Picture: Getty)

As Muslims all over the world look for the moon to signal the end of Ramadan, it marks a special time for celebration.

After a month of fasting for the holy month of Ramadan extra impressive considering the stress everyone has faced under coronavirus Ramadan is followed by a special festival called Eid al-Fitr, which will look a little different this year with lockdown restrictions.

Celebrations might be kept between households this year, but that won’t stop them going ahead.

With that in mind, here’s how you can wish someone a Happy Eid al-Fitr.

How to wish someone a happy Eid

Eid al-Fitr, starting over the next few days depending on your location, means festival of breaking the fast.

It takes place at some time in the first three days of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, and is dependent on the first sighting of the moon following Ramadan.

Here in the UK, the festival starts on the evening of Saturday 23 May.

Social distancing rules still apply, but if you want to wish someone a happy Eid over text (or over the fence/through a window), there are some popular greetings you can use.

The most common is Eid Mubarak which means blessed feast (or festival). This greeting is used for both Eid al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan and Eid al-Adha which comes later on in the year at the end of July and is celebrated for a few days.

Other greetings you can use (in English or Arabic) include:

  • Eid Mubarak lakum wa-li-ailatakum – Blessed Eid to you and your family
  • Litanzil alaykum barakat Allah fi Eid al-Fitr hatha – May Gods blessings be showered on you on this Eid al-Fitr
  • Kul am wa-antum bi-khayr. Eid Mubarak – May you celebrate this every year
  • Ma kull al-hubb, al-barakat, wa-l-salam fi hatha al-yawm al-majid. Eid Fitr said – With all the love, blessings, and peace on this joyous day. Happy Eid al-Fitr
  • Atamanna lakum Eid said jiddan! Litakun kul amalakum al-khayyira maqbula ind Allah – I wish you a very happy Eid, and may all your good deeds be accepted by God

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