Eid 2018: Muslims worldwide prepare to mark end of Ramadan

Eid 2018: Muslims worldwide prepare to mark end of Ramadan

Eid in full is, "Eid ul Fitr", it is the first sight of the new moon.

Weather is cloudy in some parts of India and Pakistan while there is clear sky in other parts.

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday touted a three-day cease-fire with the Taliban in an address to the nation heralding the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.

The UAE's moon sighting committee uses a two pronged approach, first searching for the new moon using telescopes and then confirming the new moon by sighting it with the naked eye.

The committee will hold a meeting after Maghrib prayer on Thursday, 14th of June (29th Ramadan) at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.

The festival is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month of Islamic lunar calendar. If the moon is sighted on 29th, the new month begins the next day.

The time of Zakat al-Fitr, which is the charity given to the poor at the end of the fasting in Ramadan, is the last day of Ramadan.

Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is the month in which the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, according to Islamic belief.

Eid-el-Fitr is usually commemorated to mark the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. The state would be joined in celebration by Saudi Arabia and the Middle East where the festival would be celebrated today itself.

He said in his Eid-el-Fitr message issued by his media office yesterday in Abuja that such virtues were prerequisite for protecting the perception of Islam from distortion.

However, in Iran, Muslims have to wait until the government has declared the beginning of Eid.

Filipino Muslims attend prayer to mark Eid'l Fitr, the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, in Pikit town, North Cotabato on Friday.

Also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims around the world.

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