Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Meghalaya

Shillong,June 26:Marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, was celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety across Meghalaya on Monday.

Thousands of men and children clad in new clothes and wearing skull caps offered Namaz-e-Eid in Eidgahs or open grounds and mosques in Shillong and other parts of the state.

The biggest congregation in the state was at the Eidgah ground of India’s first glass mosque – Madina Masjid – where a large congregations of Eid prayers is offered.

The festival marks the culmination of 30 days fasting and Ramadan. The holy month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is observed as a fasting period by Muslims who abstain from food and water of dawn-to-sunset. This month was established as a holy month for Muslims after the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed in 610 AD.

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