By: Farah Mahgoub
Eid is at all times stuffed with pleasure and celebrations, particularly for kids who normally wait impatiently for the Eid Eidiyah (cash given as a present), itâ€™s principally each childâ€™s favourite a part of the vacation. Have you ever ever considered how the idea of the Eidiyah took place? And the way did this custom initially start?
Based mostly on historical past the phrase Eidiyah, it comes from the phrase â€œEidâ€, which implies in literal Arabic â€œgivingâ€ or â€œsympathyâ€, and itâ€™s used to explain the cash and presents distributed in each Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
All of it goes again to the Fatimid period, the place the Eidiyah can be distributed to residents, young and old alike, within the type of cash, fruits or garments on the primary day of Eid, whereas students and Quran reciters would obtain silver dirhams.
The Eidiyah took its official type within the Mamluk interval, the place it was referred to as â€œal gamkeyyaâ€ which implies â€œcash allotted for getting garmentsâ€, and the sum of money given can be based mostly on the individualâ€™s social class. As a present from the Sultan himself gold dinars can be positioned on a plate surrounded by scrumptious Eid sweets and Kahk offered to princes in addition to different excessive rating army males.
Lastly, this all modified within the Ottoman interval, the place as an alternative of rulers distributing cash, the Eidiyah took the type of cash and presents that was given primarily to kids by their dad and mom and older kinfolk, which is the Eidiyah as we all know it immediately.