When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of the new Islamic month and Eid al-Fitr, the festival of breaking the Ramadan fast, will start!
After 30 days of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that usually lasts about three days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and, of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim- majority nations, the streets may be decorated and festivals will be held.
For many Muslims, Eid al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.
You can greet Muslim friends during this time by wishing them, ‘Eid Mubarak’, which means ‘Blessed Eid!’
Ramadan is over for this year, but we would encourage you to keep praying for Muslims you know, as well as Muslims around the world.
How to Stay Involved
- Over the years, 30 Days of Prayer has documented many movements to Christ among Muslims. There have been more movements to Christ (of 1,000 or more new disciples) among Muslims in the last 50 years than have been recorded in all the previous history of Christian mission! Pray for this momentum to continue. (Acts 2:17–21)
- Pray for Christian workers and organizations focused on seeing effective discipleship movements among Muslim people. If you would like to connect with organizations that are doing this, contact us for more information.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have God’s heart for Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that leads them to Jesus (Matthew 5:14–15).
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