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Eid Mubarak

Posted: August 8, 2013 in Celebrations, Islam, Prayer
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May this ……
Eid bring God Endless Blessings.
Eid bring Fun, Eid bring Happiness.
Eid bring fresh love ….
EID MUBARAK to You with all best wishes.

Muslims pray together in Moscow at Eid al-Fitr

The Fajr prayer is the first of the five daily Muslim prayers. (Fajr means dawn in the Arabic Language) The five daily prayers collectively form one pillar of the five Pillars of Islam.

The call to Fajr prayer marks the beginning of the obligatory daily fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

In Arabic, the word ‘Athaan’ (or Azan) is to call or to inform. Religionsly, it is a call made to inform people that the time of the prayer has begun. It is obligatory for the congregation in the mosque while for individuals praying alone at home, for example, it is a highly preferred act. It begins by proclaiming the greatness and oneness of Allaah and the denial of disbelief and polytheism, testifying to the messengership of Muhammad (peace be upon him) and then calling to a prosperity which is everlasting, pointing to the return to Allaah.

The ‘Iqaamah’ is the second and final Call to Prayer and is uttered immediately before the beginning of the obligatory prayer indicating that it is actually time to perform the prayer.

When the month of Ramadan begins, Muslims enter into a period of discipline and worship: fasting during the day, and praying throughout the day and night. During Ramadan, special evening prayers are conducted during which long portions of the Qur’an are recited. These special prayers are known as taraweeh.

The word taraweeh comes from an Arabic word which means to rest and relax. The prayer can be very long (well over an hour), during which one stands upright to read from the Qur’an and performs many cycles of movement (standing, bowing, prostrating, sitting). After each four cycles, one sits for a brief period of rest before continuing — this is where the name taraweeh (“rest prayer”) comes from.


Taraweeh prayer day 1, 2013 from California.
The reciter is from Morocco masha Allah.