Exchange gifts, as that will lead to increasing your love to one another.”
As the Holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, Eid celebrations can begin.
From a delicious feast to spending quality time with loved ones, the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr brings many rewards and is a time that many Muslims look forward to all year round – especially our children!
Of course, this is because another Eid tradition involves giving gifts to children. Whether it is toys, sweets, new clothes or money, the younger generation are typically given gifts and treats at Eid. Many struggle to decide on what Eid gifts are right for their kids, battling between traditional options and more contemporary choices. Regardless, there’s no doubt that a well-chosen present will be both memorable and appreciated by your loved ones.
Eid for Vulnerable Communities
As you and your loved ones celebrate Eid, it’s important to remember the less fortunate who are suffering and in need. In particular, it is essential that we keep in mind the most vulnerable people – children, orphans and widows. During Eid, these people and their families can find themselves struggling to celebrate and give any gifts at all, with many struggling just to survive.
This reminds us of a verse from a poem by Abu Tayeb Al-Mutanabbi asking if Eid will, “be the same [grief and sorrow], or will it be a sign of a new day?”
This captures how countless Muslims around the world will feel during Eid; yet, on this day, you can become their hope for a brighter future. You can make this Eid the beginning of a new start for those struggling across the globe, simply by making a prayer and giving a generous donation.