Tag: ʿĪd al-Fiṭr

Differentiating Between the Two Eids

Muslims have two ʿĪd celebrations: ʿĪd al-Fiṭr and ʿĪd al-Aḍḥá. Anas ibn Mālik (رضي الله عنه) reported: When Allāh’s Messenger (صل الله عليه وسلم) arrived in Madīnah, the people would celebrate two days. He asked: “What are these two days?” They responded: “We would celebrate these two days during the time of pre-Islamic ignorance.” He (صل الله عليه وسلم) responded: “Verily, Allāh has replaced them with two better days: the day of al-Aḍḥá and the day of al-Fiṭr.” [Reported by Abū Dāwūd (1134), and Shaykh al-Albānī authenticated it.] Although these two ʿĪd celebrations are similar in many ways;...

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