Eid prayers, also known as Salat al-Eid (Arabic: صلاة العيد) and Salat al-Eidain (Arabic: صلاة العيدين), is the special prayer offered to commemorate two Islamic festivals. Both the Eids are collectively known as Eidain (عيدين) in Arabic language. The two Islamic festivals are:
- Eid al-Fitr, (Arabic: عيد الفطر) is celebrated on the 1st day of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic calendar (the first day after Ramadan).
- Eid al-Adha, (Arabic: عيد الأضحى) is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of Islamic calendar.
On both the occasions this special prayer is usually offered in Eidgah, a place in the outskirts of the city dedicated for Salat al-Eid.
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“The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Proverbs 15:8.