What happens during Eid al-Fitr?
What do Muslims celebrate during Eid al-Fitr?
He urged Muslims in particular and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual benefits of Ramadan, which include love, peace and sacrifice, to the development of the nation.
Also, throughout the day (or up to three days) of Eid al-Fitr, Muslims are encouraged to show as much happiness and perform as many charitable acts as possible.
Festivities will therefore have a staggered start across Friday and Saturday as Muslim communities rely on different methods of confirming the end of Ramadan.
Because the timing of Eid al-Fitr is based on the Islamic lunar calendar, it can be hard to predict when the festival will take place.
Muslims also wear new clothes, visit friends, family members, exchange Eid cards and give presents of candies and small toys to children.
Numerous world’s 1.6 billion Muslims will be spending Friday celebrating the completion of Ramadan, a month-long observance of fasting from dawn to sundown.
It goes on to referencing the recent Charleston shooting, discussing the actions of a young Muslim activist who led a campaign that raised nearly £50,000 for the churches burnt in the wake of the atrocity.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, marking when the Quran was first revealed.
A morning prayer service will feature a sermon by Hasan Shibly, executive director of CAIR Florida, which defends the civil liberties of Muslims.
“I doubt the moon will be sighted on Friday”, said Chandigarh Met director Surender Paul.
Throughout the month, Muslims abstain from food, drink and sexual relations during daylight hours, according to the Deseret News.
The auspicious holiday commonly begins with communal prayers at major mosques or other prayer sites after a predetermined amount of money is set aside as alms.
Eminent businessman and former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, has congratulated the Muslim community in Nigeria on the successful completion of the compulsory 30-day Ramadan fasting. “We celebrate this festival to thank Allah for His kindness and generosity in giving to us His word, that we may be guided in the ways and truth of objective towards paradise”, the President said.