Edmonton mosque invites public to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Posted June 26, 2017

In lieu of the festivities hosted throughout the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations, the President and First Lady released a statement Saturday sending "warm greetings to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr", the day marking the end of Ramadan. "The Eid-Al-Fitr special prayers will be held at Shahajahani Eidgah ground on Monday", said maulana Abdul Muktadir Rashidi, Imam of Khadkali Masjid in Old Nashik.

He also enjoined Muslims not to deviate from the teachings of the Holy Prophet Muhammed on the essence of Ramadan, even after the sallah celebrations. The official end to the First Barbary War took place earlier in the year on June 10, 1805 with the signing of a peace treaty.

Live Update:06:25 pm Eid moon sighting announcement from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh is now a matter of minutes, not hours as the National Moon Sighting Committee of Bangladesh is set for a meeting shortly followed by India and Pakistan.

Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Pakistan has also announced the same; this means that in subcontinent first Ramadan will be celebrated on Sunday.

It is pertinent to mention here that Shawwal 2017 moon was sighted yesterday in Saudi Arabia, Gulf countries including USA, UK, Germany, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Japan.

Eid kickstarts the month of Shawwal, which begins with a feast to end the period of fasting.

Along with prayer, charity and faith, a big part of Ramadan is spending time with one's family - Jebaddi said she made time with her children - who are 17, 14 and 8 - a priority.

"The fast of Ramadan shows how it feels to be hungry; Eid-ul-Fitr shows the real meaning of selflessness, goodwill and community".

"Taiwan is a hospitable country", the president said in the video. Anyone with questions was welcomed to join the Eid al-Fitr celebration, Mirza said.

Both Secretary Tillerson and President Trump's decisions come after the president issued a controversial statement at the beginning of the holy month, which drew criticism from many members of the Muslim community.

It symbolises understanding, tolerance and togetherness which are catalysts for peace and harmony.