Iranians mark Eid al-Fitr with prayers

This is the reward that we get after one month's fasting during Ramadan.

Former president Jerry John Rawlings, in a joint statement with his wife, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings, has entreated the Muslim community to remember Ghana in their prayers as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.

The mayor is inviting Londoners and others to a celebration of Eid in Trafalgar Square, central London, from noon on Sunday July 2. "I firmly believe that the festival that celebrates humanity and goodness will bolster peace, brotherhood and happiness in the Valley".

President Hassan Rouhani issued a message, congratulating Muslims on the occasion of the Eid.

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President Pranab Mukherjee also greeted the nation on the eve of Eid yesterday as he expressed hope that the festival will strengthen the people's "unflinching" faith in unity and common destiny.

In countries on just about every continent, Muslims gathered for prayer, reflection and a joyous conclusion to the fasting month of Ramadan.

Muslims yesterday celebrated the Eid-el-Fitri to mark the end of Ramadan fast amid tight security in Kano.The security agencies deployed their men with heavy arms patrolling the city to forestall any possible attack and external aggression during the celebration.

"May the noble ideals associated with Id-ul-Fitr enrich our lives with peace, harmony and the spirit of humanity", he wished. On Sunday during Mann Ki Baat programme, Modi said, "India's diversity is its unique characteristic, and India's diversity is also its strength".

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On the Eid day, which has fallen on Monday in Iran, Muslims attend prayers in congregation, listen to sermons and give Zakat al-Fitr or donations to the poor. Ramzan is a month of charity, and sharing joy.

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The Prime Minister had yesterday said that inspiration should be drawn from such pious festivals to spread happiness and to take the nation forward.

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