Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 Celebrations HIGHLIGHTS: After a month-long fasting period of Ramzan, Eid is being celebrated across India today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and leaders across the political spectrum wished the nation on Eid.
The moon was sighted on Tuesday, Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari said after a meeting of the moon-sighting committee. Middle Eastern countries like UAE and Saudi Arabia celebrated the festival Tuesday after the moon was sighted late on Monday evening, Khaleej Times reported.
Eid-ul-Fitr is an auspicious festival celebrated by Muslims around the world to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. It is believed that Prophet Muhammad got the first revelation of the Holy Quran in this month. The festival falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal, which is the only day the Muslims do not need to fast. However, the festival date depends on the sighting of the new moon as well as astronomical calculations.
Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across India on Wednesday. Here are the HIGHLIGHTS.
Shah Rukh Khan greets fans on Eid
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan greeted hundreds of fans on Eid from his balcony but he was joined by a special guest this time, American chat show host David Letterman.
Shah Rukh is set to appear in a special stand-alone episode with Letterman for Netflix and it seems the fan mania that surrounds the actor will make an appearance on the show. Letterman was also seen waving to Shah Rukh's fans.
The actor, dressed in a white 'pathani', blew kisses to the crowd and also struck his famous romantic pose. His youngest son AbRam also accompanied his father in wishing the crowd, which has become something of a ritual for the actor on every Eid, Diwali and on his birthday.
"Thank u all for spending your Eid with me... May God bless u all with health and happiness. #EidMubarak," Shah Rukh captioned a video of his fans.
Minor clashes erupt amidn Eid celebrations in Valley
In Jammu and Kashmir, the largest congregation was at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar, even as clashes broke out in some places in the old city area between protestors and security forces after Eid prayers.
Similar clashes were also reported in Sopore in north Kashmir and Anantnag in south Kashmir. There were no reports of anyone getting hurt in these clashes, they said.
Sushma Swaraj wishes people on Eid-ul-Fitr
Former minister of external affairs Sushma Swaraj Wednesday wished the people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Eid Mubarak. ईद मुबारक.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) June 5, 2019
Lucknow: Akhilesh Yadav wishes Eid-ul-Fitr at Eidgah
Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik along with Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav greets people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr after Namaz at Eidgah in Lucknow Wednesday. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)
300 kg biryani prepared in Puducherry Mosque to feed over 1000 people
Around 300 kg biryani has been prepared at Meerapalli, the oldest mosque in Puducherry on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr today to serve over 1000 people.
BSF jawans exchange sweets with Pakistan soldiers at Attari border
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel exchange sweets with their Pakistani counterparts at Attari-Wagah border on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr today.
People offering Namaz at Jama Masjid in Chandigarh
Clashes between protesters, security forces after Eid prayers in Kashmir
Eid was celebrated with much fanfare across Jammu and Kashmir with people thronging mosques, shrines and Eidgahs to offer prayers on the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan. Clashes broke out in some parts of the old city between protestors and security forces after Eid prayers. Similar clashes were reported in Sopore in north Kashmir and Anantnag in south Kashmir, the officials said. The situation elsewhere in the valley remained peaceful. The biggest gathering of devotees was witnessed at Hazratbal shrine where thousands of faithful offered the Eid prayers, officials said. (PTI)
Former President Ansari, Cong leader GN Azad and BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain offer namaz in Delhi mosque
Eid-ul-Fitr: Pak Foreign Secretary and Acting High Commissioner to India offer namaz in Delhi
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee attends Eid prayers at Red Fort in Kolkata
BSF jawans celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr at Indo-Bangladesh border
Eid-ul-Fitr: Moon sighting time in India, UAE, Saudi Arabia
The month-long Ramadan fasting ends with the sighting of the crescent moon in the sky. The date of Eid ul-Fitr typically varies from country to country, depending on whether the moon has been seen or not. The lunar cycle is used to calculate the Islamic Hijri era and this year’s Ramadan was observed at a different time across India, as the moon was not visible in some parts of the country. As has been the case many times in the past, Eid is celebrated on one day in some parts of the country, and on another day in others. Read more here
People celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with hilarious memes on Eidi
After the holy month, if there is one thing that excites children it is the joy of receiving gifts and money from elders. However, going by the chatter online, it’s not just children who are excited about Eidi. In fact, while some are lamenting the fact that they realised they are “too old to receive Eidi”, others made jokes on the age-old tussle between siblings to corner the most gifts. Read more here
Eid Wishes, Images, SMS, Messages, Status, Quotes and Photos for Whatsapp and Facebook
Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Although the date might vary from one country to the other, the International Astronomical Centre (IAC) and timeanddate.com, has stated that June 5 will be celebrated as Eid ul-Fitr. On the occasion of Eid, celebrate it with friends and family by sharing these heartfelt wishes. Read more here
Celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with your loved ones with these mouthwatering dishes
Muslims are celebrating Eid ul-Fitr today, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. From Roghan Josh and Mutton Burra Kebab to Phirni, add some flavours to your Eid celebrations with these delicious recipes. Click here for more
History, importance and significance of Eid-ul-Fitr; why we celebrate it
Eid ul-Fitr, an auspicious festival celebrated by Muslims all around the world, marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. It is believed that Prophet Muhammad got the first revelation of the Holy Quran in this month. The importance of the festival lies in paying respects to Allah for giving one the strength and endurance to observe the month-long fast. Eid ul-Fitr falls on the first day of the month of shawwal, which is the only day in that month when Muslims do not need to fast. Read more here
South Africa cricketers Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir attended Eid prayers at mosque in England
South Africa cricketers Hashim Amla and Imran Tahir attended Eid prayers at a Southampton mosque on Tuesday ahead of their team's crucial World Cup clash against India. The two are veteran players in the South Africa side. Forty-year-old Tahir, a Pakistan-born leg-spinner, is set to quit one-day-internationals after the tournament. Top-order batsman Amla, 36, missed the team's second World Cup game against Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit on the head by a bouncer in the tournament opener against England. Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar also accompanied the South Africa duo for Eid prayers. (AFP)
President Ram Nath Kovind greets on the eve of Eid
President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday greeted fellow citizens on the eve of Eid.
"Marking the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan, this festival strengthens our belief in charity, fraternity and compassion," he said.
Kovind said, "On this day, let us re-dedicate ourselves to these eternal values that characterise our civilization."
Kejriwal wishes the people on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday wished the people on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.
आप सभी को ईद मुबारक़— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) June 4, 2019
Police conduct flag march in Ghaziabad ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr
Ghaziabad police conducted a flag march in the district Tuesday as a precautionary measure ahead of the Eid festival, a senior official said.
DIG Upendra Agarwal said superintendents of police, circle officers and station house officers have been asked to conduct flag marches, especially in areas with mix population, to ensure the festival passes off peacefully and in harmony.
In Ghaziabad city, flag march was conducted in Kotwali, Kavi Nagar, Sihani Gate, Indirapuram, Sahibabad and link road police stations areas. Flag march was also conducted in Masuri, Murad Nagar, Modinagar, Niwari and Bhojpur areas, Agarwal said.
Police and PAC personnel have been deployed in sensitive areas, the DIG added. The festival is likely to be celebrated on Wednesday.
Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot attend Iftar party
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot attended an Iftar party with his deputy Sachin Pilot Tuesday.
Rajasthan: CM Ashok Gehlot and Deputy CM Sachin Pilot attend an Iftar party in Jaipur. The party had been organised by Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee. pic.twitter.com/Nt1ic0sW2D— ANI (@ANI) June 4, 2019
Assam governor, CM greet people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr
Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Tuesday greeted the people of the state on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is an occasion for sharing happiness and merrymaking and is marked by the spirit of universal brotherhood, the governor said in a message.
"Eid-ul-Fitr teaches us about compassion and love for fellow beings. May the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr bind us all with universal brotherhood and motivate us to rededicate ourselves for the cause of humanity," he added.
Change in Eid timings by local Islamic authorities draw anger in Gaza
In Gaza, mosques blared with Eid calls Monday evening, shortly after Saudi Arabia announced the end of Ramadan, only to be interrupted swiftly when the Palestinian Grand Mufti in Jerusalem said they could not spot the crescent, thus extending Ramadan by one more day.
An Imam at al-Khalidi mosque on the Gaza City beach apologized and told worshippers: "We can't but follow the instructions of our Mufti," and asked them to stay in the mosque for the Ramadan night prayer known as Taraweeh.
It was not clear why Gaza did not follow Saudi Arabia's lead, as it usually does. But the change by the local Islamic authorities drew anger, jokes and criticism on social media. Some posts urged the faithful to wake up in the morning and eat, pretending they did not know the Eid decision had changed.
Other criticism was more serious. One post complained the change in timing "stripped our children of Eid happiness".
In Jordan, the announcement Monday evening that Tuesday would be the last day of Ramadan and that Wednesday would be the first day of Eid triggered jokes on social media, including one that said Jordan is now officially an "adult" and can make its own decisions.
WB governor, CM greet people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr
West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi Tuesday conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the people of the state on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr.
"May this joyous festival provide an opportunity to reaffirm our faith in the country's cultural heritage, unity, spirit of friendship and fraternity among all sections of society," Tripathi said in a statement issued by Raj Bhavan.
On Monday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who took part in several Iftar parties over the last few days, prayed for unity, peace and happiness on this occasion.
Gurugram prepares for Eid celebrations tomorrow
Eleven Duty Magistrates will be deployed across Gurgaon Wednesday to ensure that law and order is maintained on the occasion of Eid, with directions to this effect being issued today.
11 Duty Magistrates will be deployed across Gurgaon tomorrow to ensure law and order is maintained on the occasion of Eid, with directions to this effect being issued today. @IndianExpress— Sakshi Dayal (@sakshi_dayal) June 4, 2019
Central Asian countries to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today
Apart from Saudi Arabia and UAE, Central Asian countries like Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan will also be celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr Tuesday.
Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Pakistan and Australia announced that Tuesday will be the last day of Ramzan and that Eid-ul-Fitr will be Wednesday.