Here's How Muslims Worldwide Are Celebrating Ramadan's End

Posted June 26, 2017

"On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, best wishes to all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr". It was marked only by a statement published late on Saturday afternoon, coinciding with the end of the holy month.

Some travelled hundreds of kilometres to be there.

"I'm the age where I should be giving gifts", she said.

After morning prayers, many of Salim's friends went to his house for a day filled with lots of food and good conversation.

Unfortunately when time comes to decide for day of celebration, which is always after the moon sighting, we always have division between different schools of thought.

Muslims attended prayers at a Marawi mosque in an emotional gathering.

Large congregations of Eid prayers will be held across India on Monday. It took us almost two hours to arrive. "During this month of Ramadan, let us be resolved to spare no measure so that we may ensure that future generations will be free of this scourge and able to worship and commune in peace".

Responding to the call of roots, thousands of people have already left the capital for their village homes to celebrate Eid with their loved ones.

The governor also urged the faithful to use the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations to pray for the unity and peaceful co-existence of all the ethnic groups in the country.

He said Eid demands to share its joys with the poor and oppressed people and it is our religious, moral and national obligation not to forget deprived and underprivileged people in Eid festivities.

"I love the atmosphere of everyone around being happy", Mohammed said. Believers, including woman and children, took part in mass prayers in various parts of the state.

The Muslims stay on fast from dawn to dusk everyday for 29-30 days depending on the Islamic calendar.

"Next year I will bring his younger brother as well". He said it was something that would not "bother" him.

"It is a time of reflection, it is a time of sacrifice, as well as a time of giving to the poor", said Faisal Khan, president of the Islamic Association of Saskatchewan in Regina, of the month of Ramadan.