Muslims celebrate two Eid festivals each year; Eid al-Adha and Eid Al Fitr. As we known that Eid Al Adha is the festival of sacrifice, Eid Al Fitr marks the end of the month of fasting. Eid Al Fitr is celebrated on the occasion that gathers loved ones to share food and blessings. Together they have a special prayer that is also performed on the first day of Eid that is known as Salat-al-Eid and celebrate togetherness among family, friends, neighbours and relatives.
Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 namaz in UAE: As Saudi Arabia and other Arab states prepare to sight the crescent moon of Shawwal on Tuesday evening, the prayer timings with Covid-19 guidelines for those in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Muslims across the world await to sight the crescent moon for Eid-ul-Fitr 2021 which will mark the end of the Islamic sacred month of Ramadan and the onset of the month of Shawwal, the Arab states in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and some Western countries have their eyes set on the sky this Tuesday evening. The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) of Dubai announced that Eid-ul-Fitr prayers or the special congregational namaz will be held at 05:52 while mosques across the emirate will open 15 minutes before and then close immediately after the namaz.
Following the precautionary measures – such as maintaining a safe distance from others, not crowding around the musallas’ entrances and exits, using face masks and individual prayer mats need to be followed. On the other hand, women’s prayer halls will remain closed until further notice.
As Ramadan 2021 is nearing its end, Muslims in the UAE and around the world are gearing up for the auspicious festival of Eid Al Fitr. Eid Salah in Dubai and other emirates are performed in mosques and community centres. This year due to the safety measures all prayers will be performed with strict adherence to social distancing SOPs.
The Eid Al Fitr prayer time 2021 may be slightly different in all emirates. Salat al Eid or the Eid prayers can be offered any time after the Fajr prayers and before noon. The time to offer Eid salah generally starts 15 minutes after sunrise and lasts until 10 to 15 minutes before Dhuhr (midday). Eid prayers in a congregation. However, there is no restriction on offering Eid Al Fitr prayers at home without a congregation. The Eid Al Fitr in the UAE will be take place on either Wednesday, 12 May 2021 or Thursday, 13 May 2021, subject to the moon sighting. The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources in the UAE has announced the Eid Al Fitr 2021 holidays in Dubai and other emirates. Eid Al Fitr holidays 2021 in the UAE are from the 29th day of Ramadan to the third day of Shawal as per the Islamic calendar.
While there are plenty of activities happening for Eid Al Fitr in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, people are still advised to be mindful about the social distancing protocols. Even if you want to celebrate Eid Al Fitr at home there is plenty you can do to make the most of this spiritual holiday with your family.
This concludes our 2021 Eid Al Fitr prayer time schedule for Dubai and rest of the UAE. For Muslims, Eid Al Fitr is special and a matter more than the festivities. They show gratitude, and share the happiness with those around them.
Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and blessed Eid, may we continue to pray and bless whether together or from afar.
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