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Modi greets nation on Eid-ul-Fitr

Modi greets nation on Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-al-Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon and its celebration varies in different countries.

Eid-ul-Fitr has a particular Salat (Islamic prayer), generally offered in an open field or large hall.

Eid al-Fitr's meaningful vision exceeds religious limitations - President Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 11:05 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Malaysia, Qatar, Turkey and other Arab countries have also confirmed that Eid al-Fitr will be celebrated on the same day.

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The tight security was also noticed at the popular Kofa-Mata praying-ground where the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, led religious leaders, government functionaries, traditional rulers and prominent personalities to mark the end of the Ramadan.

"On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I extend greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens, particularly my Muslim brothers and sisters, in India and overseas", said President Mukherjee.

The reason behind not observing the Ramadan dinner has not been revealed yet.

After the solemn prayers, people joyfully greeted each other with a embrace and "Eid mubarak" in mosques, homes and public places.

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He said in a statement: "On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr. From my family to yours".

The Chief Minister appealed to people not to forget the orphans, widows, destitute and all those who suffered during the nearly 30-year long turmoil in the state during the festivities of Eid and play their positive role in bringing them back to the mainstream of society by generously donating for their welfare and cause. Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset. With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honor these values.

Sadaqah, meaning "charity", is the concept of voluntary giving in Islam.

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