Eid Ul Fitr 2022 is just days away with Muslims hitting the shops to buy their latest Eid gifts and decorations for family and friends. Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan by celebrating Eid Ul Fitr.
Traditionally, family and friends gather to eat and enjoy each other’s company and hold a grand feast of food. But gifts and decorations are just as important.
We explored Coventry Road in Small Heath, one of Birmingham’s busiest roads, to find the best Eid decorations and gifts for the festivities. Here’s what we found.
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Eid banners and streamers
Decorating your home is one of the first steps to getting into the festive Eid mood. Pan’s Love and Roses on Coventry Road offer a range of Eid streamers and decorations to prepare your home for Eid.
Prices start from £3 to £10 depending on whether you want it personalized or not.
Eid gift baskets
These Eid gift baskets at Amson’s on Coventry Road make life easier with all-in-one baskets with fragrances, Quran, prayer mat and scarves. It has all the items you want for the perfect gift set and is one of Amson’s most popular gift choices.
Prices range from £15 to £90 depending on what you want in the basket.
One of Amson’s most popular gifts, these Islamic ornaments are perfect for Eid. They often have spiritual verses written in Arabic and can be placed around the house.
There’s a range of ornament sizes and prices too – from just £10 to £110.
Quran gift sets and prayer mats
Some of the most important religious items are the Quran and a prayer rug – these sets make a perfect pair to gift anyone. They come in a range of styles and colors.
Prices start from £15 and go up to £30 at Amson Bookshop.
1.Eid al-Fitr is one of the most important Muslim holidays in the Islamic calendar and marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. It’s happening early next month, Shawwal.
2.Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Birmingham’s Small Heath Park have seen up to 140,000 Muslims join in one congregation alone – but that couldn’t happen during the coronavirus pandemic
3.Islamic religious festivals are based on the cycle of the moon. This is different from the Gregorian calendar, which is based on the sun and used by most of the western world.
4.Eid, which means “Feast of Breaking the Fast”, is a religious festival and a day of celebrations when Muslims thank Allah and exchange small gifts and cards.
5.People usually dress in new clothes or their best outfits for the day.
6.Eid al-Fitr begins on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the lunar calendar, but usually lasts for three days. Muslims can opt for an additional six days of fasting in this new month – these do not have to be consecutive. Anyone who completes this is said to have completed the equivalent of a year-long fast. This is because Islamic tradition says that a good deed is rewarded 10 times – completing Ramadan and the six days during Shawwal, times 10, is one year.
7. Giving to charity is an important part of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. These are usually food donations to the poor so that they too can enjoy Eid celebrations.
Islamic toys for children
If anyone should receive gifts for Eid, it is the children. These Islamic toys are perfect for young children with Arabic numeral prayer pillows and alphabet books and prayer blocks.
They are great for learning religion and at reasonable prices. Prices are £10 to £30 at Almanaar.
Luxury Quran Box and Stand
It is important to put your Quran in a convenient but safe place. But this luxury Quran holder will keep you clean and tidy.
The box holds a Quran and is decorated with silver and gold Arabic scriptures, making it the perfect place to put your Quran. They also come in a range of colors and styles to choose from, so there are no limitations.
Prices range from £90 to £125.
Bakalava and sweets
If you’re looking for someone with a sweet tooth, this might be the option for you. Almanaar’s offers a range of sweet selections as well as bakalava to choose from.
It’s something everyone can enjoy during the festivities. Prices may vary.
Turkish tea service
This beautiful Turkish tea set can be used as an ornament and/or to drink your hot tea or coffee. The golden details make the whole thing stand out, but the price is high.
These tea sets cost £115 and vary in price depending on their size.
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