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Eid-ul-Fitr 2020 highlights: Prime Minister, President wish everyone on Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, especially the month-long fasting from sunrise to sunset.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 26, 2021 11:27:52 am
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Delhi’s Jama Masjid Shahi Imam, Syed Ahmed Bukhari Saturday announced that Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on May 25 as moon was not visible today. He further appealed to people to take precautions and maintain social distancing. “We should stay away from shaking hands and hugging. We should follow government’s guidelines,” Bukhari said.

One of the most significant festivals that is celebrated by the Muslim community around the world, Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, especially the month-long fasting from sunrise to sunset. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid and wish each other a very happy Eid Mubarak. Eid falls on the first day of the month of ‘Shawwal’. On that day Muslims do not need to fast.

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It should be noted that Islamic holidays follow the lunar calendar and not the Gregorian calendar. For a whole month, Muslims around the world fast, which is called roza, and offer prayers while practising self-discipline. They do charitable acts like feeding the poor and giving them alms. Normally, Eid is a joyous occasion wherein families and friends get together to celebrate the day. Upon the sighting of moon, they wish each other ‘Eid Mubarak’ and exchange hugs and gifts. People wear new clothes and step out. This year, however, because of the pandemic, certain restrictions are in place and Eid will naturally be different.

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14:34 (IST)25 May 2020
Actor Bhumi Pednekar's wishes for all

Bhumi Pednekar extends her heartfelt wishes on the occasion of Eid

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#EidMubarak 💫 Have a beautiful blessed day :) Stay home and be safe ♥️

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14:01 (IST)25 May 2020
Lift up your spirits with a soft-glam makeup look this Eid

If you are unsure about applying makeup since you’re home-bound, we suggest you wear some to cheer yourself up. Check out how to recreate a neutral glam makeup here.

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14:00 (IST)25 May 2020
Eid-Ul-Fitr 2020: Cricketer Mithali Raj wishes everyone on the occasion

Here is what the ace cricketer tweeted: Eid Mubarak! Wishing everyone peace, love & happiness.— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) May 25, 2020

13:05 (IST)25 May 2020
On the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr, Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid remains shut amid coronavirus lockdown

Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad remains closed today.

12:48 (IST)25 May 2020
Actor Sara Ali Khan wishes all on Eid

Actor Sara Ali Khan uploaded a cute picture wishing her followers on Eid. Take a look below.   

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12:22 (IST)25 May 2020
Actor Amitabh Bachchan's wishes for all

Much loved across generations, actor Amitabh Bachchan shared a lovely Eid wish for one and all. Take a look!

11:54 (IST)25 May 2020
Time to wish your loved ones on the occasion of Eid

Wish your dear ones a lovely Eid Mubarak with these special wishes. Read more here 

Eid Mubarak to one and all. (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)
11:32 (IST)25 May 2020
Shraddha Kapoor wishes everyone on the occasion of Eid

Actor Shraddha Kapoor wished her fans by sharing a video. Take a look below: 

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Eid Mubarak 🌙💜

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09:56 (IST)25 May 2020
President of India extends Eid wishes

President Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter to wish the nation

09:34 (IST)25 May 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes everyone on Eid-ul-Fitr

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to wish everyone. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes "everyone be healthy and prosperous" on the joyous occasion.Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. May this special occasion further the spirit of compassion, brotherhood and harmony. May everyone be healthy and prosperous.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 25, 2020

01:38 (IST)25 May 2020
Avoid gathering during Eid: Muslim religious leaders appeal to community in Rajasthan

Muslim religious leaders in Rajasthan have appealed to the community to stay home and avoid any religious or social gathering during Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday, as the administration deployed additional security personnel to ensure strict compliance to social-distancing norms. While extending greetings to the people on the eve of Eid, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot appealed to the community to follow lockdown norms and maintain social-distancing on the occasion.

"The festival of Eid brings the message of happiness to the Rozedars. Eid teaches us to help people, destitute and needy, and to maintain humanity and brotherhood by eradicating mutual discrimination," Gehlot said. He appealed to the Muslim community to offer Eid prayers at home and follow the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

maintain social-distancing on the occasion. "The festival of Eid brings the message of happiness to the Rozedars. Eid teaches us to help people, destitute and needy, and to maintain humanity and brotherhood by eradicating mutual discrimination," Gehlot said. He appealed to the Muslim community to offer Eid prayers at home and follow the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Gehlot also asked the community members to pray for the end of the pandemic.  PTI

01:13 (IST)25 May 2020
Maha governor greets people on eve of Eid

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Sunday greeted people of Maharashtra on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitr and also appealed to them to stay indoors. "Eid Mubarak to all citizens of Maharashtra, especially to Muslim brothers and sisters. The holy month ofRamzanattaches utmost importance of fasting, prayers and charity," he said. The governor said the challenge posed by the coronavirus disease has underscored the importance of charity. "I appeal to the people to celebrate Eid by staying at home and observing all government guidelines. May Eid-Ul-Fitr bring happiness, good health and prosperity to all," he said. PTI

00:36 (IST)25 May 2020
Costly mutton and chicken out of reach for many families this Eid

Just about a month after rates of chicken dropped to as low as Rs 40 a kilo, the prices of mutton and chicken have gone up to Rs 750 and Rs 250 per kilo respectively, ahead of Ramzan on Monday. The low supply of meat and poultry that triggered the price rise would mean that meat would be beyond the reach of many Muslim families for the festival.

Meat vendors and livestock traders say that transportation of goats from Rajasthan and MP has been held up while poultry farms have lowered their production following heavy losses during the beginning of the lockdown in April. With livestock mandis in Ranip in Ahmedabad — the biggest in the state — as well as in Surat and the tribal weekly markets closed on account of the pandemic, the supply chain has been broken. Read more here

00:07 (IST)25 May 2020
For Muslim migrant workers, 2020’s Eid is spent in thoughts of home

For 25-year-old Razzak Ansari and 30-year-old Imran Ansari, cousins from Bihar, this year’s Eid is about exhausting long walks, limited food and little deeds of kindness amid an overall persisting struggle to get back home from Gujarat.

The duo is currently onboard a Special Shramik train from Ahmedabad to Katihar, their native place in Bihar, after having been stuck in Gandhinagar for the past two months due to lockdown. The train that left from Ahmedabad around 12 am Sunday has reached Etawah in Uttar Pradesh by 7 pm in the evening and in all probability, the Ansari cousins will have to spend the Eid in transit.

For food, the duo has ‘chura’ (beaten rice) thatthey have been munching since Saturday. They claim that the train staff gave them food once in Ajmer on Sunday morning and then in Etawah by evening, which has become their delicacy this Eid. Read more here

23:55 (IST)24 May 2020
Punjab: Malerkotla preps for a quiet Eid indoors

Unlike last year, when all gates of Malerkotla were decked up and lit up markets were bustling with people shopping till late into the night, this year, Eid will be a more sombre occasion in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Though people themselves have refrained from stepping out to shop, they have also been asked by imams to restrict celebrations to indoors. Read more here

23:28 (IST)24 May 2020
Around the world, Muslims celebrate Eid amid curfews, virus fear

Muslims around the world on Sunday began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a normally festive holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, with millions under strict stay-at-home orders and many fearing renewed coronavirus outbreaks. This year, many of the world's 1.8 billion Muslims will have to pray at home and make due with video calls.

Some countries, including Turkey, Iraq and Jordan, have imposed round-the-clock holiday curfews. But even where many restrictions have been lifted, celebrations will be subdued because of fears of the pandemic and its economic fallout.

Saudi Arabia, home to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, is under a complete lockdown, with residents only permitted to leave their homes to purchase food and medicine.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police said they broke up an illegal demonstration and arrested two people outside the Al-Aqsa mosque, which Muslim authorities have closed for prayers since mid-March and will not reopen until after the holiday. Worshippers who tried to enter the compound scuffled with the police. Al-Aqsa is the third holiest site in Islam and would ordinarily welcome tens of thousands of worshippers during the Eid. The hilltop compound is also the holiest site for Jews, who know it as the Temple Mount. The site has long been a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Iran, which is battling the deadliest outbreak in the Middle East, allowed communal prayers at some mosques but cancelled the annual mass Eid prayers in Tehran led by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Iran has reported over 130,000 cases and more than 7,000 deaths.

Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, has reported nearly 22,000 infections and 1,350 fatalities, the most in Southeast Asia. Lockdown orders intended to contain the pandemic mean there will be no congregational prayers at mosques or even open fields, no family reunions, no relatives bearing gifts for children.

In neighboring Muslim-majority Malaysia, businesses have mostly reopened after weeks of lockdown. But mass gatherings are still banned and people are not allowed to travel back to their hometowns for the holiday. Police have turned away more than 5,000 cars and have warned of strict penalties for those who try to sneak home. AP

22:55 (IST)24 May 2020
Muslim clerics in Delhi urge people to follow lockdown norms

Prominent Muslim clerics in Delhi said the moon was sighted on Sunday and appealed to people to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday adhering to social distancing and lockdown norms in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri Masjid Mufti Mukarram Ahmed said the moon was sighted and Eid will be celebrated on Monday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramzan.

Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari appealed people to celebrate Eid with simplicity and help poor people and their neighbours during the pandemic crisis. (PTI)

22:53 (IST)24 May 2020
Bihar CM extends Eid greetings, says celebrate festival at home

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar extended greetings to people of the state and the country on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitr that will be celebrated on Monday.

Kumar said India is a great nation where mutual respect among people of different faiths is exemplary, according to an official statement.

"People observe roza in the holy month of Ramzan. I extend greetings to all the people especially Muslim brothers and sisters on Eid. Eid symbolises brotherhood, love, peace and communal harmony. We all should strive hard to take the society, state and the nation forward, he said.

22:03 (IST)24 May 2020
Vice President extends greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr eve

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu greeted people on Sunday on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr and appealed to them to follow social distancing norms during celebrations. In his message, Naidu said the festival fortifies the spirit of compassion, charity and generosity in our society.

"It is an occasion for families and communities to come together. However, this year, as India and the world continue to fight the relentless battle against the spread of COVID-19, we are celebrating almost all our traditional festivals at home," he said.

20:43 (IST)24 May 2020
Manyata Dutt posted pictures with her kids Shahraan & Iqra dress up in ethnic for Eid celebrations.
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It is believed that it was Allah who commanded Muslims to continue fasting till the last day of Ramadan. The same is also mentioned in the Holy book, Quran. They are later supposed to pay the Zakat al-Fitr before offering the prayers for Eid.

The festivities of Eid begin only after the crescent moon is seen. Upon the sighting of moon, they wish each other ‘Eid Mubarak’ and exchange hugs and gifts. However, with the pandemic restrictions in place, Eid festivities may see a different picture.

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