Feasts, Festivities, and Special Occasions in Islam

Islam has enacted two festivals which have special timings, rituals and ceremonies. These special occasions have effective benefits for social and individual well-being. Islam, the religion of fitrah (nature), allows its followers to experience the pleasures, joy, and gaiety of festivals and celebrations. Maintaining Islam’s unique identity, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) declared two festivals, namely the Feast of Fast-breaking (Eid-ul-Fitr) and the Feast of Sacrifice (Eid-ul-Adha). In addition to these two main festivals, other social festivities such as the festivity of the Newly Born (Aqeeqah) and the festivity of the…

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Sunnahs of Eid al Adha

Below are the sunnah (and ibadah as well) during the Eid al Adha. Performing them makes you feel better and brings you many benefits in hereafter for sure. • Reciting tashrik takbir (see what is tashrik takbir and when to start it) • Waking up early • Having ghusl • Using miswaq • Wearing perfume • Wearing ring • Going to Eid Salah on foot • Use two separate route to and from the masjid • Revealing your love and compassion • Smiling (not to mourn) • Visiting relatives •…

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Impressions of Bangladesh

By grace of Allah, I had the opportunity to visit Bangladesh for the Eid-ul Adha between 13-19 November to attend a qurban organization conducted by the Social Agency for Welfare and Advancement in Bangladesh (SAWAB) all over Bangladesh. I would like to mention about some facts regarding Bangladesh as well as my impressions and views that I acquired during my journey. In the past, East Bengal was part of British India since 16th century until mid 20th century. It gained its independence in 1947 along with West Pakistan and it…

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