As the month-long fasting observed by the people of the Muslim community during Ramzan came to an end yesterday, devotees across the country offered namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr in large numbers on Tuesday. After almost two years of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the devotees were able to offer namaz in large numbers at various mosques on the occasion. Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan offered namaz at Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
In Delhi, the BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain offered Eid namaz at Parliament Street Mosque. Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also offered namaz at the Parliament Street Mosque in Delhi to mark Eid-ul-Fitr. Devotees were also seen offering namaz in large numbers at the Fatehpur Masjid in Delhi. In Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, devotees offered Namaz on Eid-ul-Fitr. Braving the rain in West Bengal, devotees offered namaz in huge numbers at Red Road in Kolkata on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims around the globe to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramzan. Ramzan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad, according to Islamic belief. Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, which involves rigorous fasting for about 30 days. During this month, Muslims do not consume food or water from dawn to dusk. They eat Sehri (a pre-dawn meal) and break their day-long fast with ‘Iftar’ in the evening.