25 May 2020 - 15:18
News ID: 450192
The Muslim people in Iran celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Sunday at the end of the holy month of ‎Ramadhan.‎

RNA – The Muslim people in Iran celebrated Eid al-Fitr on Sunday at the end of the holy ‎month of Ramadhan, while the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus forced many worshippers ‎to say the Eid prayers at home or observe strict health protocols in mosques.‎

After fasting for a month, Muslims took part in Eid prayers across the country early in the ‎morning of the festive occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadhan, the holiest ‎month in the Islamic calendar.‎

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, always led ‎the prayers in the capital in previous years, but the coronavirus epidemic has cancelled this ‎year’s Eid prayers at the Grand Mosalla (prayer hall) of Tehran.‎

Many people stayed home this year and observed self-isolation protocols, and those ‎attending the congregational payers at mosques had to comply with health instructions to ‎contain the spread of the disease.‎

Also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated ‎by Muslims around the world.‎

The observance traditionally begins with the sighting of the new moon of the 10th month of ‎the Islamic lunar calendar.‎

The solemn festival is a specific day on which Muslims are not permitted to fast.‎

The holiday celebrates the conclusion of 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the ‎entire month of Ramadhan. The day of Eid falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal.‎

Tasnim News Agency


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