Letter to the Editor: Celebrating Ramadan

The end of Ramadan is marked by the key religious holiday of Eid al-Fitr, in which Muslim families worldwide gather for the "feast of breaking the fast". Prophet Muhammad is believed to have received the first revelation of the Holy Quran during this month.

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday to mark the end of fasting month of Ramzan, it was announced on Saturday.

"Many people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, visit Lakemba for the Middle Eastern and Asian food that is on offer, and the atmosphere it provides during Ramadan", the council spokesman told AAP.

The date for Eid al-Fitr, the first day of the month that follows Ramadan, is determined based on the sighting of the new moon.

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Muslims in Delta State, Nigeria and all over the world on the occasion of the 2017 Eid-el-Fitr celebrations. Depending on the sighting of the moon, the dates for Eid can vary across the world and change from year to year. Many will wake up early to pray at mosque or outdoor prayer venue.

"I felicitate with all Nigerians, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters on the auspicious occasion of this year's Eid-el-Fitri celebrations".

Muslims question whether girl's killing was road rage
Despite the police repeating again , "There is nothing at this point to indicate that this tragic case was a hate crime". Salaam said the community is struggling because Hassanen was beloved by so many and well-known for her kind spirit.

This year, the dinner is open to everyone and represents are more united celebration compared to past years where clubs would hold dinners individually intended for those from specific countries. While some Muslims wait to see the moon themselves, many either use the calculated time of the new moon, or base it on the declaration made in Saudi Arabia. The month of Ramazan is the ninth month and begins with a combination of a sighting of the new moon and astronomical calculation.

In an announcement, the Saudi Supreme Court said that whoever sees the Shawwal crescent moon by the naked eye or binoculars should report to the nearest court and register his testimony.

Below is the Eid Prayer time to members sent by the Fiji Muslim League.

It is a time when we take stock of all the lessons we have learned over the holy month of Ramadan, as we mark its passing with our family and friends.

The Peninsula wishes all our reader "Eid Mubarak". For them, Eid would be celebrated tomorrow.

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