This is wishing all our readers happy Eid al-Fitr. Millions of Muslims across the globe will celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of Ramadan today and tomorrow.
Ramadan is a month-long period of fasting, prayer to Allah, reading the Qur’an, giving to charity, deep contemplation and self-purification.
Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset and also abstain from smoking and sex during daylight hours throughout Ramadan.
Some scholars believe that the Qu-ran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad during the month, making it particularly holy.
Eid al-Fitr is an important Muslim celebration that marks the breaking of the fast at the end of Ramadan. The festival of Eid takes place at the end of the holy month of Ramadan – something that depends on the sighting of the new moon.
Family and friends gather to eat and pray together during the festival that lasts up to three days in many Muslim countries.
During Ramadan, Muslims wake up very early in order to have time to pray, eat and drink before sunrise. After sundown, also known as iftar, most Muslims break their fast with a traditional family meal.