Engr. Iqbal Khan with his daughter Dr. Kiran A. Rehman and her family members.
The following report was written by Zara Imran, granddaughter of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employee Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan of Karachi, Pakistan.
There are two main festivals in Islam: Eid-ul-Fitr, which signifies the completion of the Holy Month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Adha, the greater Eid, which follows the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, at the time of Qurbani (sacrifice).
Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan with his grandson Master Hamza Ahmed Khan Ghouri.
Master Hamza Ahmed Khan Ghouri on Eid Day.
Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan with his granddaughter Baby Ayra Khan.
This year Eid-ul-Fitr was observed on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in Pakistan. It is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar. Traditionally the observance begins with the sighting of the new moon.
Erum Imran, Faryal Khan, Huma Majid on Eid Day.
Engr. Iqbal A. Khan enjoying the pleasant weather at KababJees Restaurant at Do Darya Resort.
Cousins celebrating Eid 2023 together in Sharjah UAE, L to R, Zaara Khan, Zaina Khan, Daniyaal Khan and Shahryaar Mirza.
Shazia Suhail, Naushaba Jawaid, Naheed Manzoor, Rudaba Irshad, Rana Tanveer enjoying the weather after the Eid Dinner at Jawaid Zamir Residence, our cousin.
Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan with all his cousins at Jawaid Zamir residence to attend the Eid Dinner.
The spouses of all the cousins who came to attend the Eid Dinner at Jawaid Zamir residence.
To mark the beginning of Eid many Muslims wake up early in the morning and pray Salaat-ul-Fajr, or the pre-dawn prayers. Then, they get ready and wear new clothes and have breakfast before going to congregational prayers known as Salaat-ul-Eid.
While going towards the prayer ground they recite takbir, a declaration of faith, on the way to the prayer ground and give special charitable contribution known as Sadqa Ul Fitr.
Jenny Aijaz with her three lovely daughters, Aliza, Adeena, and Anniyah, celebrating the weather and enjoying the Eid in Connecticut State USA.
Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan with his neighbors inside the Mosque after performing the Eid prayers.
Zara Imran, Imran Ahmed Khan Ghouri, Erum Imran and Zoya Imran.
Baby Ayra Khan, Master Hamza Ahmed Khan Ghouri, Zara Imran, Zoya Imran.
Mrs. Abdul Majid Khan, Abdul Majid Khan, Engr. Iqbal A. Khan, Mrs. Usama Khan, Erum Majid and her aunty, all at Do Darya Resort after enjoying the Eid Dinner.
Muslims celebrate by gathering with friends and family, preparing sweet delicacies, wearing new clothes, giving each other gifts and visiting each other houses.
Like every year, my family and I went to our grandparents’ house, where a delicious lunch was prepared and we enjoyed quality time with our relatives. Overseas relatives, living in Dubai and U.S.A also celebrated Eid on the same day. On the 3rd day, there was another dinner arranged at Do Darya, Karachi where we enjoyed the meal with pleasant weather and an amazing view of the sea.
Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan with his nephews, Usama A. Khan, Engr. Bilal A. Khan and Taha A. Khan inside the Mosque after performing Eid prayers.
Standing, Aijaz Iqbal, Jenny Aijaz, Dr. Anum Aftab Khan, Taimur Barlas, Sitting, Adeena Aijaz, Saira Aftab Khan, Anniyah Aijaz, celebrating Eid ul Fitr in Connecticut State USA.
Jenny Aijaz with her two daughters Adeena Aijaz and Aliza Aijaz enjoying their Eid in Connecticut State USA.
Hassan Aijaz thinking about Eid festival in Connecticut State USA.
Dr. Anum Aftab Khan with her husband enjoying her Eid in Connecticut State USA.
Bushra Irshad with her husband Kamran Ahmed Khan Ghouri on Eid day at our house.
Personally, I prefer Eid-ul-Fitr more because we get to spend time with our family and cherish those moments, my most favorite part of Eid is the Eidi, which is a tradition of gifting cash to children or family members by older relatives or family friends as part of the celebration.
May Allah SWT accept our fasts and prayers and shower His blessings. Ameen