Eid And The Importance Of Gifts And Eidi
Eid is everybody’s favorite part of the year. One of the blessings of Eid is that it strengthens the ties of kindship and brings the whole community together, through praying together, enjoying some delicious food together, and another common aspect is giving gifts, or Eidi, to family and friends.
Eidi is defined as a gift usually given to children by older relatives or family friends as part of the two Muslim holidays: Eid al Fitr and Eid Al Adha. Money is the most common form given as Eidi to youngsters.
But other gifts are also given to wives and husbands by each other, and to brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, in-laws and friends.
Giving gifts to each other is from the Sunnah, and Eid-al-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha are the perfect time to bring a smile to your loved one’s face with a meaningful gift !
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) taught us, according to a hadith reported by Abu Hûrayra (radi Allahu ‘anhou): “Give each other gifts then you will love each other”.
This hadith makes sense at Muslim Fashion, it is considered that everything can be personalized so that you can give unforgettable gifts. Since Eid is almost here, you may be worried about the best gift to buy for your family or friend. The good news is Muslim Fashion here to help you. Here are five meaningful gifts for Eid to choose from for your loved one.
Eid-gifting for children
Muslims around the world celebrate Eid in various ways that adhere to their particular culture. However, one thing that remains constant is what an exciting time this is for children.They eagerly await the dawn of the first day of Eid when they get to wear new clothes, often national dress items such as ( Muslim Long Sleeved Abaya ) for boys, and ( Muslim Solid Abaya ) for girls.
Another reason for their excitement and the most common world gift-giving custom for Eid, is Money known to many as Eidi. All of us still remember looking forward to visiting all of our friends and our family members, and the aim is to collect as much Eidi as possible. And at the end of the day, we would count our Eidi, who received how much and who made the largest collection.
Eid-Gifting For Adults
Clothes and Accessories
Giving clothes as Eid gifts for adults is a pretty common concept, even though the styles and designs of the clothing may differ from place to place. In Saudi Arabia, men wear the traditional Abaya and women also wear Abaya or Dresses. In India or Pakistan, and other south-Asian countries, the women wear exotic salwars and anarkalis. Nevertheless, a scarf like (Solid Color Muslim Chiffon Hijab ) is universally a safe bet when it comes to gifting clothes for Muslim women, and the same can be said for a nice ( Classic Formal Neck Tie ) for men.
A Quran given as an Eid gift is more valuable than any other present that anyone could give or receive; So, we suggest this ( Hajj Muslim Gift Set ), this is a full set perfect for everyone. It consists of a gift box with a Quran, prayer mat, and faux pearl tasbih. It is available in different colors. So, there is a color for everyone !
Food usually plays a major role in Eid especially Eid-al-Fitr traditions around the world, no matter where you’re from. People come together and have a feast to celebrate their end of fasting. People often prepare homemade snacks and sweets to serve guests, or they buy chocolates or dried fruit, that they give out to family, friends, and neighbors.