Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
USA | By Kelli Rowe

Gulf countries celebrate Eid today

For an entire month of the Islamic calendar devout Muslims fast each day between the hours of sunrise and sunset, and spend the time when they are fasting reading the Koran and praying.

According to the wife of the president, "the Sallah celebration is imperative as it marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan".

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Those following worldwide 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.

As at the start of Ramadan, during which believers abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours, Eid-al-Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon and its celebration varies in different countries.

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The Chief Minister appealed 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. Khalil Hamra/AP Palestinian Muslims perform the morning Eid al-Fitr prayer near the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site, in the Old City of Jerusalem on June 25, 2017.

The NPP in a statement Monday, thanked all the Muslims for praying for the peace and prosperity of the country.

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In her message to Nigerian on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitri, she said such attitude was the lesson of Ramadan. "May this day strengthen in each one of us, an unflinching faith in our unity and common destiny that has characterized our composite culture over the ages", Mukherjee said. "It is my hope that today brings joy to all of your homes, both here in Delta State, Nigeria and around the world", he said.

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