Muslims Around the World Celebrate Eid al-Fitr 2018

Clay Curtis
June 17, 2018

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has requested for Muslims to keep an eye out for the crescent moon and report it to authorities as many Islamic scholars insist on it being visible with the naked eye.

During Ramadan adults don't eat between sunrise and sunset. The women, who are friends from high school, said they've spent many holidays together.

Over the course of a month they have fasted to show their gratitude to Allah.

"Charity and giving alms to the poor is the way of life for Muslims during Ramzan". (Picture: PA) They then descended on the numerous food stalls and activities available - which included fairground rides, miniature golf and laser clay pigeon shooting.

Like every year Sakchi, Jama Masjid recorded highest turnout of the Muslims for prayers.

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EDMONTON-As Muslims around the world celebrate the end of Ramadan, youth leaders at Edmonton's Al Rashid Mosque have added a modern twist on the age-old holiday.

Fatima Coovadia of the Saskatoon Human Rights Commission remembered when the entire Muslim congregation could fit into the mosque on Copland Crescent for Eid in 2002.

Mateen Raazi, a member of the IAOS in Saskatoon, said it was "delightful" to see such a large number of people involved. Muslims in Russia, Australia, France, Japan and Singapore are also celebrating Eid on Friday. "Regardless of whether it's a party, funeral, special event, or Eid, we are always together". Muslims celebrated by waking up early and putting on their traditional clothing, depending on their culture, or something new they bought to wear for the day.

Oshana Yusuf, a 77-year old Christian resident of Baze began to visit his Muslim neighbors' homes on Friday, the first day of the three-day celebration, along with his family.

"Here, you have to book your time off work, and if you can't book your time off work, you're working during Eid", said Younes, 23. Traditionally, chicken or mutton biryani and sweet dish sheer kurma are made for this festival. Keeping roja has health benefits too, says Nadwi.

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