Supreme Leader Leading Eid al-Fitr Prayer

Supreme Leader Leading Eid al-Fitr Prayer
Wed Jul 6, 2016 09:18:37

Leader of the Islamic Revolution has led the prayer of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of holy month of Ramadan.

Shortly after sunrise on Wednesday, Iranian people turned out en masse throughout the country to take part in Eid al-Fitr mass prayers.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei led the Eid al-Fitr prayers at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds (Mossalla).

Eid al-Fitr marks the new lunar month of Shawwal and the end of Ramadan — the ninth month on the Islamic calendar — when Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and indulging in anything that is in excess or ill-natured from dawn to dusk.

Muslims believe Ramadan to be an auspicious month for the revelations of God to humankind, given the belief that it was in Ramadan when the first verses of the Holy Qur’an were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Eid al-Fitr was designated by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) after his migration from Mecca to Medina.

Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr by paying Zakat al-Fitr and saying the Eid prayer in a congregation; Press TV reported.


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