HEAD: Eid 2018: Where can you celebrate Eid al-Fitr in London?

HEAD: Eid 2018: Where can you celebrate Eid al-Fitr in London?

Hence, Muslims in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Yemen, Sudan, Tunisia, Oman and other GCC nations will also sight the Eid 2018 moon today i.e. Thursday June 14, 2018.

However, in Kerala, Eid will be celebrated on Friday as the moon was sighted in Kozhikode, a top cleric said.

Eid al-Fitr begins at the start of the lunar month on the Islamic calendar, and therefore the day of the celebrations varies from place to place.

June 15 and 16 are declared non-working days in Azerbaijan on Eid al-Fitr, according to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Eid-ul-Fitr crescent is expected to be sighted today in most states of India, except for Assam, West Bengal and parts of Maharashtra.

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Holy Ramadan, observed by more than one billion Muslims around the world, is celebrated in Azerbaijan on June 15 this year.

On this public holiday, Muslims gather mainly in the mosque or any outdoor location early morning for prayers and break their fast feasting on delicacies.

Organisers said over 140,000 people attended the event - nearly twice the capacity of Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium which will host the World Cup final next month.

Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan, symbolises peace and brotherhood. He said the government had an agreement with the Islamic Community which regulated their relations and under which Croatia financially supported Muslims' needs. During this period, Muslim faithful prayed, strived for spiritual growth, scarified and gave time and effort to those in need.

During this festival, money is also paid to the poor and needy as an obligatory act of charity. The Islamic world believes that especially on this day God forgives all sins and grants all prayers, and that is the reason why Muslims say this night is better than a thousand months.

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