The C Times, 26th June 2017, Agartala: MUSLIMS around the world are celebrating the festival of Eid al-Fitr at the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Eid al-Fitr “feast of the breaking of the fast” is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality.
After completing the month of Roja Muslim community people celebrate their festival Eid after seeing the moon in the sky. All Muslim countries celebrate this day as a whole in the world. Morning namaz on the day of Eid is the main part of the day, they pray to their god and taking the blessings on this holy day. They exchange foods, sweets and clothes among each other.
Today on the eve of Eid at Akhaura border gate Indian BSF soldiers as a token of their love and brotherhood gifted sweets to the BGB border guards of Bangladesh. The BSF soldiers also organised a bicycle rally to celebrate the occasion. The oldest mosque in the city “ Gedu Mia Masjid” was flooded with Muslim community people. Everybody embraced each other and shared sweets and chocolates.
The Hindus and Muslims of India are one. They must always stay united. No political party should be given a chance to create a rift between the Hindu and Muslim brothers of India, said one of the Muslim community leaders.