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Largest Eid celebration in Europe as 100000 Muslims gather in Birmingham

Largest Eid celebration in Europe as 100000 Muslims gather in Birmingham”

Saudi Arabia, Middle East and Gulf countries are celebrating Eid today.

Othman Moqbel, CEO of Human Appeal, said: "It is a great honour once again for Human Appeal to be part of Celebrate Eid; the biggest gathering of Muslims in Europe".

The government has also been advocating the establishment of Muslim prayer rooms in public places and the celebration of Muslim festivals, she said.

This year's Ramadan ends with 29 fasting days, like in Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Gulf region.

Eid-ul-Fitr depends on the sighting of the moon and its celebration varies in different countries.

Astronomical calculations had already revealed that Eid al-Fitr 2017 in India would fall on Monday.

"This Eid we celebrate the generosity of the Muslim community".

The Presidency has released an audio of President Muhammadu Buhari's voice message to Nigerians on the occasion of Eid-el Fitr.

Muslims across the word observe a month-long fast every day from dawn until sunset - this establishes the principle of abstinence during these hours.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat" said, "The holy month of Ramadan was celebrated with devotion". The Islamic calendar originated when Prophet Mohammat migrated from Mecca to Medina (Hijri) in 622 AD.

Former President George W. Bush had also hosted the Iftar every year for his two terms, including just after the 9/11 attacks.

Central Ruet e Hillal Committee meeting was held with Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman in the chair.

"Shawwal's crescent moon has been sighted in Lahore, which means Eid starts on Monday", according to zonal moon sighting committee.



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