Muslim Children

Eid al Fitr and beyond

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.

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Mom with kids in Eid. Photo by FT George Mead via Flickr (Creative Commons)

For many Muslims, Eid al-Fitr is filled with cooking, cleaning and hosting countless guests, and visiting friends and family. Distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the five pillars of Islam, is also a key part of the celebration

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by wishing them, ‘Eid Mubarak’, which means ‘Blessed Eid!’

How to Pray

  • Ask God to continue to give you His heart for Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be a friend who points them to Jesus (Matthew 5:14–15).
  • 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.
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Since 30 Days of Prayer began, we have seen incredible things happen as many Muslims have become followers of Jesus and entire communities have chosen to follow Him. Help this momentum to continue and get involved in 30 Days of Prayer!

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