Taqabbalallâhu minnâ wa minkum
God accept from us and you
It means “[May] God accept from us and you [our fasts and deeds]”. The Companions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad used to say to each this other when they met on Eid ul-Fitr.
Eid al-Fitr is the Feast of Breaking the Fast. The end of the holiest month of the Muslim year. The end of Ramadan. A day in which no Muslim may fast. Followed by days of gifts, sweets, charity, fellowship, lost relatives remembered. A time when families reunite, food, love, embraces, good wishes and celebrations spill out from homes into the streets, shared among all.
The religious holiday, Eid al-Fitr, is one single day. There are services of prayer and followed by a meal, generally offered in an open area or large hall because the services may only be performed in congregation. The holiday, the festival, lasts for 3 joyous days.
This year, thanks to the internet, Muslims are spreading the love well beyond their local neighborhoods. – global post
Eid al-Fitr observances end Ramadan:
Must See Washington Post Gallery – by far the best Eid al-Fitr photos I have seen today!
Note: I find beauty and strength in many faiths. I am not a Muslim and have little knowledge of Islam. I hope that I have not offended anyone. If I have offended please tell me so in a comment, share with me so that I may learn and personally offer an apology.