Author: Muhammad M. Al-Jibaly
Publisher: Al-Kitaab & As-Sunnah
About the Book: Festivals and celebrations are occasions of joy and happiness. They have their distinctive spirit in all socities and cultures, and are eagerly awaited and heartily welcomed by everyone. The feeling of excitement associated with these occasions, however, causes people to introduce uncommon, strange or even bizarre practices during them. This book discusses the two annual Islaamic festivals: ‘Id ul-Fitr and ‘Id ul-Adhaa as well as the weekly Jumu’ah. It presents the Islamic guidelines for celebration according to the Quran and Sunnah, and warns against innovated occasions and un-Islamic festivals.In addition to topics that are standard to ‘Id celebration, such as the ‘Id prayer and khutbah, and ‘Id pastimes, this book discusses zakat-ul-fitr, the sacrifice, the blessed days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah, and numerous other ‘Id-related issues.The broad and thorough discussions in this book make it an important manual and complete reference on festivals and celebrations in Islam. Indeed, from Allah (swt) we seek help and acceptance.