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Eid Mubarak: What it means and other wishes to celebrate by Abdulmalik Ishowo Ayomide


Eid Mubarak: What it means and other wishes to celebrate by Abdulmalik Ishowo Ayomide

By: Abdulmalik Ishowo.

Muslims around the world will begin giving out Eid Mubarak wishes to friends and family. Eid Mubarak is a traditional greeting used in the Islamic religion during times of holy festivals such as Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. It’s a celebratory term that’s exchanged between communities as a sign of respect and recognition. First of all, What do we understands by the word Eid Mubarak? It simply mean an Arabic term that directly translates to blessed holiday or blessed feast/festival.

The Eid Mubarak meaning according to Wikipedia is used as a traditional way to greet someone or offer celebrations in the Muslim community during Eid. While it’s been regarded as a religious obligation in the past, the meaning of Eid Mubarak is used as more of a cultural tradition in today’s society. While Eid Mubarak is most commonly used by Arab Muslims, it’s becoming more widespread amongst anyone who celebrates Eid festivals. This includes individuals around the world who participate in Eid al-Adha. Eid Mubarak wishes are given open and sincerely a great way to show support of the Muslim culture.

However, Over the past few weeks or days as the case may be, they’ve been a consistent questions from me that do the non Muslims wish Muslims happy Eid? Actually, the underlying meaning of Eid Mubarak is a positive, celebratory one that can be extended to people in every culture.

Moreover, since the meaning of Eid Mubarak means “blessed holiday,” you can use it to wish others a happy Eid. It can be said as a greeting or simply in passing. If you want to use the elongated version of Eid Mubarak, it will depend on which festival of the Islamic Calendar you’re celebrating. During Eid Al-Fitr, you would say “Eid al-Fitr Mubarak, while during this Eid al-Adha, you would say “Eid Adha.” When to use Eid Mubarak. You can use it as a greeting when interacting with people in the Muslim community. It’s most commonly exchanged on the 10th day of dhul-hijja if it is in case of this “Ileya”.

However, the newer generations have also begun saying it at midnight of the Eid day, similar to how people wish each other a happy New Year. These translate to happy celebration and “may I find you well and in good health every year” respectively.

The underlying meaning of Eid Mubarak is the same across different cultures. However, slight variations to how you wish someone a happy Eid may depend on their language. You can use the above Eid Mubarak wishes when in respective countries. If you’re worried about pronunciation, the traditional phrase of Eid Mubarak is still welcomed. Muslims across different cultures and countries recognize this greeting and will happily receive your wishes.

May Allah reward you all with goodness, In shaa Allah.

Happy Sallah in advance.

ISHOWO, Malik.

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