Eid-ul- Fitr will be celebrated in IOK tomorrow

Olive Rios
June 26, 2017

Eid al-Fitr is the "break" to that fast.

Eid ul-Fitr is the holy celebration that happens at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and marks the end of fasting, a time to be joyful and generous. 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.

US President Donald Trump has broken a almost 20-year-old tradition by failing to host a dinner marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Those following global sighting of new moon celebrated the festival on Sunday, and those who are yet to sight the new moon locally, would celebrate the festival accordingly, T.A.S. Mohammed Aboobucker, a resident of Hajiappa Thaikka Street, Kayalapattinam, said.

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".

The President, in his message, said that after a month-long fast, Eid-ul-Fitr brings messages of pure joy and pleasure for mankind.

In Chandigarh, hundreds of Muslims converged at the Sector 20 Jama Masjid and other mosques to pray and celebrate Eid and greet each other.

Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, greeted the nation and wished the spirit of peace and brotherhood may exist.

Mr Trump has been strongly criticised for his proposal in December 2015 to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. and also for his executive order as President to temporarily ban all immigration and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries. The Quran was given to Muslims on one of the third 10 days of this month.

"I hope that this will be a joyful occasion for all".

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