Friday, October 12, 2007

Day of Eid al Fitr (Holiday Feast)?

Well, yesterday I had posted that we weren't sure if today would be the Eid. Turns out half the Muslims in the U.S. celebrated the three day holiday today, and the rest will celebrate it tomorrow.

What did I do? I celebrated it today. I did not fast. It is forbidden to fast during a holiday. However, the congregation prayers will be held tomorrow because they feel tomorrow is the beginning of the holiday, where many Muslims felt it was today.

But according to Islamic sources, it is OK to not to perform Eid prayers on the first day of the holiday, but prayers can be performed on the second day. That is what I will be doing tomorrow morning along with my family members.

I will post on the excitement of the holiday in the morning.

1 comment:

Serenity Now! said...

Wow, this seems really complicated!