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Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 Celebrations HIGHLIGHTS: PM Modi, Amit Shah wish the country on Eid

The festival falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal, which is the only day the Muslims do not need to fast.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2020 2:23:21 pm
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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.

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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.

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Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across India on Wednesday. Here are the HIGHLIGHTS.

21:02 (IST)05 Jun 2019
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.

(PTI)

20:39 (IST)05 Jun 2019
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.

(PTI)

17:35 (IST)05 Jun 2019
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.

16:55 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Rahul Gandhi wishes Eid-ul-Fitr

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday forwarded his wishes for Eid-ul-Fitr.

16:05 (IST)05 Jun 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)

15:41 (IST)05 Jun 2019
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.

15:19 (IST)05 Jun 2019
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.

14:10 (IST)05 Jun 2019
People offering Namaz at Jama Masjid in Chandigarh

A little devotee carries prayer-mat to offer Namaz at Jama Masjid on Eid-ul-Fitr in Chandigarh. (Express photo: Jasbir Malhi)

13:34 (IST)05 Jun 2019
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)

13:26 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Former President Ansari, Cong leader GN Azad and BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain offer namaz in Delhi mosque
11:32 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Eid-ul-Fitr: Pak Foreign Secretary and Acting High Commissioner to India offer namaz in Delhi

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood (second from left) and Pakistan's Acting High Commissioner to India, Syed Haidar Shah offered Namaz at Delhi's Jama Masjid on today. (ANI)

11:27 (IST)05 Jun 2019
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee attends Eid prayers at Red Fort in Kolkata
10:29 (IST)05 Jun 2019
BSF jawans celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr at Indo-Bangladesh border

On the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr today:

10:11 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Union Home Minister Amit Shah wishes citizens on Eid
09:53 (IST)05 Jun 2019
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

09:41 (IST)05 Jun 2019
SP leader Azam Khan offers namaz at Shahabad Gate Eidgah
09:36 (IST)05 Jun 2019
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

09:26 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Mumbai Police tweets pictures of cops celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr
09:22 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Photos: People around the world celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr
The central Asian region which includes Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr Tuesday. (AP)
Eid will be celebrated across India Wednesday, Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari said after a meeting of the moon-sighting committee, the moon was sighted on Tuesday. (Express photo: Ritesh Batra)

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09:17 (IST)05 Jun 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes nation on Eid-ul-Fitr

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Eid Mubarak 2019, Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 Celebrations HIGHLIGHTS: The central Asian region which includes Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan celebrated 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 on Wednesday.

The importance of this festival comes with one praying to Allah to give them the strength and endurance to observe the month-long fast.

It is often said that Muslims believe they are commanded by Allah — as also mentioned in the Holy book of Quran — to continue the fasting till the very last day of Ramadan and pay the Zakat al-Fitr before offering the prayers for Eid.

The festivities of Eid begin only after the crescent moon is seen. Eid is celebrated with friends greeting each other, exchanging presents, wearing new clothes, and visiting the graves of their relatives.

People wake up early in the morning, chant their daily prayers, take a bath, and wear ittar (perfume). It is a custom to eat a hearty breakfast before they head to perform the special congregational prayers.

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