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A very happy Eid to all Muslims.
What Exactly is Eid?
It is a day in which there is a gathering. The word being derived from 'ada-ya 'udu he returned, he is returning, as if they are returning to it i.e. 'Eid. It is also said that the word is derived from 'aadah custom/habit, because they have become accustomed to it. The plural of it being 'Ayad. It is also said: "'Ayadal Muslimun" the Muslims celebrate 'Eid, meaning they witnessed their 'Eid.
Ibn-ul- 'Arabi said: "'Eid was named 'Eid because it returns every year with renewed happiness."
The renowned scholar Ibn 'Aabidin said: "'Eid was titled by this name because in it is the customary beneficence of Allah, the Most High, i.e. various forms of kindness that return, everyday upon His servants. From these are: "Fitr" (eating) after food had been prohibited, Sadaqatul-Fitr, completion of the Hajj by the Tawaf of visiting, the meat from the sacrifices and many other acts. Also because the custom in 'Eid is joy, happiness, cheer fullness and gladness."