Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

White House forgoes Ramadan dinner for first time in two decades

White House forgoes Ramadan dinner for first time in two decades

The president and first lady issued a statement Saturday, recognizing the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Ramadan is the fourth pillar of the Islamic faith and it involves 29 or 30 days of fasting by Muslims.

Where from sun up to sun down, Muslim fast from food and drink.

New Zealand's Muslim community is made up of more than 40 ethnicities and there are around 36,000 Muslims in New Zealand.

- As Britain remains on high alert for terror-related incidents after a auto struck a crowd celebrating the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Muslim communities across the country are expressing concern.

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says the Muslim religious holiday of Eid al-Fitr has such meaningful vision that addresses the common humanity by exceeding the religious limitations. US President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, ended a presidential tradition going back at least two decades by not hosting an event.

"The Quran stated that this is a blessed month where we do good deeds during Ramadan and all our bad habits are cast away", Mr Ahmad said.

Believers in Kazaragod, the northern district of Kerala celebrated the festival on Sunday with the sighting of the moon of Shawwal, the month following Ramzan, in Bhatkal in neighboring Karnataka. Eid al-Fitr doesn't have any historical links; instead, the celebrations focus on the community and family, and a spirit of generosity is encouraged.

According to Anny Ting, host of the Eid celebration, the money envelope is called "Amplop putih" in Indonesia, which is available in green, white, and red.

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Ethnic groups or countries represented included Rohingya, Pakistan, Somalia, India and Bangladesh.

People gathered in large numbers in Mosques across Srinagar to offer Eid prayers.

The Vice President in his message said, "Id-ul-Fitr marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan and signifies the traditional expression of brotherhood and understanding between people".

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