Azerbaijan celebrates Eid al-Fitr

Marsha Scott
June 16, 2018

The first day of Eid al-Fitr celebrations will officially start on Friday, June 15, announced Morocco's Ministry of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs on Thursday night.

With the Islamic lunar calendar, being approximately 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar, Ramadan migrates throughout the seasons.

Eidul Fitr is being celebrated in parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Friday while festivities in rest of Pakistan will begin from Saturday.

Eid-Ul-Fitr depend upon the sighting of the crescent moon. After breakfast, they go to the mosque to offer Eid prayers, Salat al-Eid.

During the fasting month of Ramadan, Muslim believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset. According to the Gazi Council, 5-10 manats should be given by each person.

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Muslims gather in mosques for prayers and visit their family and friends to wish them Eid Mubarak during this time. In Kerala, however, it would be observed on June 15, Friday.

JNI in a statement in Kaduna signed by its Secretary-General, Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu further Muslims to intensify prayers for a hitch-free election.

Since no valid testimony was received from across the country while the sighting of Shawwal moon, Eidul Fitr will be celebrated on June 16 (Saturday), Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Thursday. (Picture: Reuters) Ramadan is the holiest month in the Muslim calendar, where Muslims focus on personal reflection and prayer through three types of worship: charity, prayer and fasting.

Eid al-Fitr, known as the feast that breaks the fast of Ramadan, is the first and only day of the new month called Shawwal when Muslims are not permitted to fast. The traditional Eid greeting is Eid Mubarak, and it is frequently followed by a formal embrace.

On Eid, people wear new clothes and visit holy shrines to seek blessings of the divine.

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