Eid Al Fitr to be celebrated tomorrow

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This year in India, Eid is expected to begin on Sunday evening, June 25, and end on Monday evening, June 26. Prophet Muhammad is believed to have received the first revelation of the Holy Quran during this month.

As Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan, let us all use this time to reflect on the benefits of Australia's rich diversity and know that Australia's multiculturalism is something that we should all be proud of. Eid signals the end of fasting and the beginning of a new Islamic month, Shawwaal. Muslims are not allowed to fast on the day of Eid itself.

As citizens of a nation rapidly approaching economic prosperity, Eid-ul-Fitr brings us some much-needed respite from our busy lives.

Muslims often purchase new clothes for the occasion, and take part in festivals and celebrations. The June 26 dinner will not only be open to students and non-students and Muslims and non-Muslims, it will also emphasize interculturalism, with speeches, presentations and videos from Muslims from all over the world.

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Eid (Festival) is most important, and the five pillars of Islam are Shahada (Faith), Salat (Prayer), Zakat (Charity), Sawm (Fasting) and Hajji (Mecca). Traditionally, it is celebrated for three days and is an official holiday in all Muslim-majority countries.

The Ministry has posted lists of hundreds of mosques and prayer-grounds on its Twitter account that were prepared to hold Eid Al Fitr prayers across the country.

The supreme court of Afghanistan confirmed Sunday, the 25th of June, as the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr in the country.

It's not like Christmas for Muslims because the day is a reward for and celebration of the month of discipline and reflection on what has passed. Companions, relatives, friends, and family are welcomed and offered desserts.

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The dates can be adjusted slightly nearer the time due to lunar sightings and changes each year.

Each year, the month begins around 11 days prior to when it started in the previous solar year.

Nyasa Times wishes the Muslims a blessed Eid.

"In fact, if you're a family and you want to go to the Eid celebrations, you might feel safer if there's local police presence", he said.

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