Today is the largest holiday of the year for most Muslims. Eid al-Fitr usually begins with community-wide prayers at daybreak and the distribution of money to the poor, which is one of the five pillars of Islam. In much of Central Asia children roam the streets wishing neighbors “Eid Mubarak”, and getting candy or boiled eggs in return.
As Ramadan comes to an end, the Eid celebration is a joyful time that usually lasts 2 to 3 days. Muslim men, women and children will often buy new clothes, exchange gifts and visit each other while enjoying special foods. It’s a time for prayer, thankfulness and catching up with family members and friends.
Yet due to COVID restrictions and widespread illnesses in many nations, celebration this year are quite different from pace too place. In some nations, everything is going ahead as normal. While in others, families stay at home while mourning the loss of loved ones, especially in South Asia.
Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims around the world. And greet your Muslim friends or coworkers during this time by wishing them an ‘Eid Mubarak’, which means ‘Blessed Eid!’
How to Pray
- Ask God to continue to give you His heart and His concern for Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that leads them to Jesus (Matthew 5:14–15).
- Since 30 Days of Prayer began, we have seen incredible things happening as many Muslims become followers of Jesus and ensure communities come to know Him. Pray for this momentum to continue as new disciples lead others to Christ and fellowships are formed in nations around the world. (Acts 2:17- 21)
- Pray for Christian workers and organizations which are serving in urban centers. If you would like to connect with organizations that are doing this, contact us for more information.