Eid Mubarak! Ideas for 2020
Muslims all over the world will be bidding farewell to the fasting month of Ramadan this weekend (23rd-24th May 2020) as they usher in the festival of Eid al-Fitr on the 25th of May. Eid al-Fitr also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.
Typically, Muslims gather around and hold huge events to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr. Lots of eating, gift-giving, and merrymaking. This year, however, due to the pandemic, social gatherings are banned and this will be a very different Eid.
If you’re celebrating Eid in Nairobi, there are still ways you can make it special despite the surreal times. Here are some ideas to celebrate this year:
Zakat al-Fitr, or the Zakat of Breaking the Fast of Ramadan, is the special obligatory alms paid by all Muslims at the end of the Ramadan fasting month. This year, gift a needy family a Jumia Chakula Box full of essential groceries that can be delivered to their doorstep within Nairobi.
Goat meat features prominently on Eid tables. The meat has to be Dhabiah-compliant. Dhabihah is the prescribed Islamic method of ritual slaughter of animals to produce meat. Get your Dhabihah goat meat from these halal abattoirs:
- Nyongora Wholesale (Dagoretti)- 0720474098
- Pewan Meats (Ndonyo) – 0721000976
- 3Q (Dagoretti)- 0717131994
Eid-ul-Fitr is also known as “Sweet Eid” because of the amount and variety of sweet dishes consumed on this occasion celebrating the happy end of Ramadan. Nothing says Sweet Eid like the Female Umma running Halal Nairobi. They’re having a major sale on all their sweet treats this Eid. Order all your faves like Dates, Vermicelli, Barfis, Gulabjamuns, Mabuyu, and Acharia. Call 0753798176 and arrange for delivery within Nairobi.
Now that families are quarantined at home, kids can help out with the Iftar meal preparations (the evening meal with which Muslims end the Ramadan fast at sunset).
Here are simple iftar snacks/drinks your kids will enjoy making on the eve of Eid.
Eid Mubarak from us at KenyaBuzz