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Eid or EID may refer to:

Islamic terms[edit]

  • Eid, meaning "festival" or "holiday" in Arabic, can refer to a number of Muslim holidays, but without a full name is most likely to refer to Eid al-Fitr[by whom?]
    • Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر ʿĪd al-Fiṭr, "Festival of Breaking the Fast"), marks the end of the month of Ramadan
    • Eid al-Adha (عيد الأضحى ʿĪd al-ʾAḍḥā, "Festival of the Sacrifice"), celebrated to commemorate Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son for God
    • Eid Milad an-Nabi (عيد ميلاد النبي ʿĪd Mīlād an-Nabī, "Festival of the Birth of the Prophet"), one of several names for Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam
    • Eid al-Milad (عيد الميلاد ʿĪd al-Mīlād, "Festival of the Birth"), Arabic phrase for birthday
    • Eid al-Ghadeer, an Eid for Shia Muslims which marks the nomination of Ali, Mohammed's cousin, as the successor of Mohammed
    • Eid al-Mubahila, an Eid for Shia Muslims which marks the success of Muslims in a peaceful debate with the Christians of the time
    • Eid-e-Shuja', an Eid for Shia Muslims which marks the end of the mourning period after the events of Karbala
  • Eid prayers, the special prayer offered in both Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha



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