Muslims across India are celebrating “Eid-ul-Fitr” on Saturday after the sighting of the moon was confirmed. Devotees offered mass prayers in mosques across the country, following the prayer timings in different regions.
Eid-ul-Fitr signifies the end of the month-long Ramzan fast observed by Muslims, during which they abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset. The pre-dawn meal, known as suhur, and the meal consumed after sunset, known as iftar, are the only times Muslims can eat during the holy month. Throughout Ramadan, Muslims practice self-restraint and spiritual reflection, and engage in acts of charity.
On Friday, President Droupadi Murmu extended warm greetings to the citizens on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr and urged everyone to take a pledge to promote brotherhood and harmony in society.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings also. In a tweet, on Saturday, PM Modi said, “Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May the spirit of harmony and compassion be furthered in our society. I also pray for everyone’s wonderful health and well-being. Eid Mubarak!”.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, have extended their greetings on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The world leaders extended the message of joy and compassion on the occasion.