Eid also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast“, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. This religious Eid is the only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on when the new moon is sighted by local religious authorities, so the day of celebration varies by locality. Paying respect to Allah for bestowing all the Muslims with strength and endurance during the month-long fasting period of Ramadan, as Muslims across the globe celebrate Eid.
With the moon not sighting on Friday and the 30-day Ramadan ending on Saturday, Eid-ul-Fitr in Kerala will be celebrated on Sunday, May 24.
In Thiruvananthapuram Muslims across Kerala will celebrate Eid on May 24 Sunday They said that with no sighting of the moon on Friday and the 30-day Ramadan ending on Saturday, Eid-ul-Fitr in Kerala will be celebrated on Sunday, May 24.
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Muslim scholars said there will be no open prayer sessions on Eid-ul-Fitr since lockdown norms are enforced in the southern state. Everyone has to do the eid namaz in their homes. No one has to break the instructions issued by the government due to the amid lockdown and not for spreading the novel coronavirus
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan extended his greetings to all Muslims and said that all lockdown norms and other rules will have to be followed. He, however, said that in case Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated on Sunday, there would be some relaxations. For the past two weeks, on Sundays, people are asked to remain indoors and only essential shops like medical stores are allowed to open.
In Delhi also instructions were issued by one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid in the Capital, each member of the community is advised to offer prayers for Jamat-ul-Vida and Eid al-Fitr from their homes. This will significantly help to alleviate the threat of viral transmission from spreading further. Following all the instructions issued by the government, it will help to fight the pandemic.