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At women-only salon in Brooklyn, Muslim-Americans prepare for Eid

Devin Neal | 25 June, 2017, 02:11

Bahrain's moon-sighting panel too held a meeting this evening (June 24) at the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) headquarters to receive testimonies confirming the advent of Eid Al-Fitr.

Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because tradition says the Koran was revealed to their prophet Mohammed during that month.

Eid kickstarts the month of Shawwal, which begins with a feast to end the period of fasting. Many Muslims also recite the takbir (declaration of faith) on the way to the prayer ground and take part in Zakat al-Fitr (charitable contributions).

As Ramadan draws to a close for another year, mosques and Muslim communities around Sydney are preparing to celebrate.

A statement signed by Hall Abdel Manan Abdel Rahman, the General Secretary of COMOG, and issued to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said: "Like Ramadan, Eid ul-Fitr is a time for love, perseverance, kindness, forgiveness and tolerance".

Eid-al-Fitr is an important religious festival celebrated worldwide by Muslims with great zeal and enthusiasm.

The celebration is a public holiday in many Muslim countries, but is not one in the United Kingdom, despite a campaign for it to be recognised back in 2014.

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The dinner, which will mark the end of a month of fasting during Ramadan, is being organized by a number of campus clubs, including the TRUSU Saudi Club, the TRUSU Pakistan Club, the TRUSU Bangladesh Club and the TRU Muslim Students Association.

It's not like Christmas for Muslims because the day is a reward for and celebration of the month of discipline and reflection on what has passed.

Earlier predictions stated the new moon's crescent could also be sighted on Sunday June 25, meaning that workers would have had to spend one day in the office before enjoying two paid days off. Companions, relatives, friends, and family are welcomed and offered desserts.

Zakat al-Fitr is a small donation that is to be given before the 'Eid salah.

The Daily Vox would like to wish an Eid Mubarak to all those who will be celebrating.

According to Anny Ting, host of the Eid celebration, the money envelope is called "Amplop putih" in Indonesia, which is available in green, white, and red. Depending on the sighting of the moon, the dates for Eid can vary across the world and change from year to year.

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