Eid ul Fitr is an important religious festival celebrated by Muslims around the world. It marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims observe fasts from dawn to dusk. The festival is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar.
One of the key traditions of Eid ul Fitr is the special Eid prayer, which is performed in congregation in mosques and open spaces around the world. In Milton, Ontario, like in many other places, the Eid prayer is performed in various mosques across the city.
The exact timing of the Eid prayer can vary depending on the sighting of the new moon*, which signals the start of the month of Shawwal. Typically, the prayer is performed early in the morning, after which Muslims greet each other and exchange gifts and sweets.
Here are the timings for Eid ul Fitr prayers at various masjid in Milton.
21 - 22 April -2023*
100 Nipissing Rd, Units 7/8 Milton.
MQI Milton Canada
6355 Main Street W Sherwood Community Centre Milton
Sayyidah Fatemah Islamic Centre
John Tonelli Sports Center 217 Laurier Ave, Milton
Imam Bukhari Centre
Fairnground 139 Robert St, Milton
Islamic Community Centre Of Milton (ICCM)
8069 Esquesing Line Milton, ON L9T 7L4
Halton Islamic Community Centre (HICC)
4269 Regional Road 25, Oakville
The Eid prayer is a beautiful and joyful occasion, where Muslims come together to offer thanks to Allah for the blessings of Ramadan and to seek His forgiveness for any shortcomings during the month. The prayer consists of two rakats (units of prayer) and is led by an imam (prayer leader). The imam delivers a sermon after the prayer, which is followed by supplications and prayers for the well-being of the community and the wider world.
In addition to the prayer, Eid ul Fitr is also a time for feasting and celebration. Many families prepare special dishes and sweets to share with their loved ones and neighbours. It is also customary to give gifts and charity to those in need, as a way of expressing gratitude for the blessings of Ramadan.