President Rouhani Felicitates Muslim Leaders, Nations on Eid al-Fitr
- August, 09, 2013 - 11:39
- Politics news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's new President Hassan congratulated Muslim leaders and nations on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.
In a message on Thursday, President Rouhani extended his warmest wishes to all Muslim leaders and nations.
He called for further strengthening of friendship among the Muslim nations based on spirituality, moderation, rationalism, and the establishment of peace and sustainable security around the globe.
Eid al-Fitr, also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide.
The religious Eid is a day that Muslims are not permitted to fast that day.
The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan. The day of Eid, therefore, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal.
Muslims believe that they are commanded by God, as mentioned in Quran to continue their fast until the last day of Ramadan and pay the Zakat al-Fitr before offering the Eid prayers.