UAE president appears in video over 3 years after stroke

Michele Moreno
June 26, 2017

The senior general finally voiced the Iranian Armed Forces' readiness to bolster cooperation with the military forces and governments of the "friend and brother" countries.

Turkey and Muslim communities in North America, Europe and Australia had previously announced they would celebrate Eid ul-Fitr from Sunday based on astronomical calculations.

Thousands of believers joined early Sunday the celebrations and Eid prayers organized in the capital's main square where they exchanged greetings and shared joy, emotions of this great day, local media reported.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: "To everyone celebrating in London and around the world, happy Eid al-Fitr!" The Islamic calendar contains the 12 months and these days will begin with the new lunar cycle.

In Pakistan, Eid al-Fitr holidays last three days while Indians get just one day for Eid al-Fitr.

In a statement issued yesterday religious authorities in Oman said the Sahawwal moon could not be sighted in the country.

As the moon was not sighted ‚ Eid ul-fitr would be celebrated on Monday June 26.

"Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, also known as the festival of breaking of the fast".

The announcement comes shortly after Saudi Arabia announced the sighting of the Shawwal moon in the Kingdom.

Ramadan is considered the Muslim holy month, marked by prayer and fasting.

The president said the rich and the poor and the elite and the common masses become united on the holy occasion and share the happiness of Eid.

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

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