The Muslims all around the world celebrate Eid two times in a year, Eid ul-Fitr and another one Eid-ul-Adha, which happen around ten weeks later from Eid-ul-Fitr.
Eid ul-Fitr is one holy festival for Muslims, which marks the end of Holy Month, Ramadhan. It is an Arabic word, juvenile amalgamation of Eid and Fitr, which means festivity and the breaking of fast, respectively. The festival is celebrated on the conclusion of the fasting during the month of Ramadhan. This joyful and blissful day is celebrated to thanks Almighty for his blessings in the holy month of Ramadhan. Muslim grace with presence at the congregational prayer service that held in morning. Eid-ul-Fitr has a meticulous Islamic prayer, which consists of two raka’ah or simply units in a large hall or an open field. Muslims of all age group wear new clothes, cook some delicious and tasty food, invite relative, neighbors and friends to celebrate the auspicious day with them. To fast in Ramadhan encourages sympathy for needy and hungry and motivates Muslims for donating very generously to all underprivileged. According to Muslim belief, they are commanded by Almighty God to do the fasting until the conclusion of Ramadhan as mentioned in Holy Qur’an and also pay Zakat-al-fitr before offering the Eid prayer.
Eid ul-Adha is a Muslim festival, most commonly known as Greater Eid or Festival for Sacrifice. Eid-ul-Adha happens around 10 ten weeks later from Eid ul-Fitr marks end of Hajj, a holy pilgrimage by Muslims to Mecca. It is important festival for Muslims, which is celebrated all around the world to commemorate the utter willingness of Hazrat Ibrahim to sacrifice son Hazrat Ismail as the act of true obedience to Almighty God, before being intervened by Almighty God with a sheep to sacrifice instead. Almighty God was very pleased with this act of Hazrat Ibrahim that multiplied the descendants to billions. He also awarded with the honor of forefather of holy Prophet of Islam. On this auspicious and highly religious day those who afford to give up any animal are to do after the offering of Eid prayers.
In the 1983’s Eid Sermon, Hazrat Mirza Tahir, Khalifatul Masih IV, ordered the rich and prosperous Ahmadis to reach out for homes of poor brothers to wish all of them to enjoy Eid and to offer some gifts. In obedience of directive, the enjoyment and enchantment of Eid among Ahmadi society risen up drastically and it is very important substance and beliefs of Islamic celebration of Eid.