As Ramadan ends, Eidul Fitr begins. Find Eid prayer times near Columbus

Eid al-Fitr Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, ends when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, abstaining from food and drink. Every day during this month, Muslims focus on God-realization, self-reflection and self-improvement.

As the crescent moon is expected to be sighted on the night of April 9, nearly 2 billion Muslims worldwide and About 1% of Ohio is Muslim The end of Ramadan will be commemorated with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which is expected to fall on April 10.

Shawwal, the Islamic month after Ramadan, begins immediately after the sighting of the crescent moon or „Shawwal moon”.

An Indonesian Muslim uses binoculars to look at the new crescent moon, marking the end of Ramadan.

An Indonesian Muslim uses binoculars to look at the new crescent moon, marking the end of Ramadan.

The first day of Shawwal brings Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. A crescent moon is predicted to appear in the sky tonight, marking the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid al-Fitr.

The next day, Muslims wake up early to attend the obligatory Eid prayers at local mosques. Some Sunnahs, or the way of the Prophet, include wearing one's best clothes and perfume and saying the „Takbeer” to praise God on the way to the Eid prayer.

Muslims hug their friends and family and wish them Eid Mubarak, which means „blessed festival” in Arabic.

Looking for Eid Prayer Places in Columbus? Find out below.

Children watch their fathers pray during Eid al-Fitr, an event that helps mark the end of Ramadan, the daytime fast for Muslims, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.  The event, which draws a few thousand Muslims, is one of many designed to bring together different Islamic communities. Children watch their fathers pray during Eid al-Fitr, an event that helps mark the end of Ramadan, the daytime fast for Muslims, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Tuesday, June 4, 2019.  The event, which draws a few thousand Muslims, is one of many designed to bring together different Islamic communities.

Eid al-Fitr prayer times and locations in Columbus

Noor Islamic Cultural Center*

Greater Columbus Convention Center400 N. High Street, ColumbusGrab a beer: 8:30 amSalat: 9:00 am* No prayer at any NICC locations

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Polaris Masjid Islamic Center of Delaware County

8542 Cotter Street, Lewis Center to Eid Qutbah: 7:20 amSecond Eid Qutb: 8:15 am

Islamic Foundation of Central Ohio

1428 East Broad Street, ColumbusFirst Eid prayer: 7:30 amSecond Eid prayer: 8:30 am

Ibn Taymiyyah Mosque and Islamic Center

2334 Mack Road, ColumbusFirst Prayer: 8:30 amSecond Prayer: 9:30 am

April 8, 2024: People buy dried fruits at a market in Kandahar ahead of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of fasting, Ramadan.April 8, 2024: People buy dried fruits at a market in Kandahar ahead of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of fasting, Ramadan.

April 8, 2024: People buy dried fruits at a market in Kandahar ahead of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of fasting, Ramadan.

What is Ekai Thirunal?

Eid al-Fitr is the first of two celebratory days in the Islamic calendar, both of which are observed each year. Although the holiday is marked on one day, some countries celebrate the festival for up to three days.

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar. Both holidays follow the Islamic Hijri calendar, the lunar cycle. Every year, the Ramadan and Eid holidays come about 11 days earlier than the previous year due to the lunar cycle. The sighting of the crescent moon determines the beginning of these holidays.

In Arabic Eid means „festival” or „feast” and Fitr means „breaking of the fast”. In other words, Eid al-Fitr means „the festival of breaking the fast”.

When is Eid al-Adha, the second Eid in the Islamic calendar?

The second Eid, Eid al-Adha, falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Du al-Hijjah, which is predicted to fall on the evening of June 16, and end on the night of June 17.

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Know of other Eid prayer times and locations in Ohio? Email Mariam Muhammad ([email protected]) or Jason Rossi ([email protected]) with information.

This article originally appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer: When is Eid al-Fitr prayer? Know what to celebrate in Columbus

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