Barka da Sallah to all Muslims

Today, muslims all over the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr. In Ghana and in many other parts of the world, the day is a public holiday.

Eid al-Fitr is a feast to mark the breaking of the Muslim month-long Ramadan; the Islamic holy month of fasting.

The religious Eid (Muslim relgious festival) is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. 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. The date for the start of any lunar Hijri month varies based on the observation of new moon by local religious authorities, so the exact day of celebration varies by locality.

During Eid al-Fitr, particular Salat (Islamic prayer) consisting of two Rakats (units) are generally offered in an open field or large hall.

Muslims believe that they are commanded by God, as mentioned in the Quran, to continue their fast until the last day of Ramadan and pay the Zakat and fitra before offering the Eid prayers.

In Ghana, it is a time of merry making especially in Muslim settlements and communities.

The day has also seen some over zealousness in its celebration by Muslim youth; a situation which has led to serious injuries and loss of lives in the past. joins all Muslims in Ghana as they mark this all important holiday. We pray and celebrate with you. enjoins all Muslims in the country to also be moderate in their jubilation so as not to mar the beauty of the celebration and the gains made during the month-long fasting.

To all Muslims in Ghana and the world over, we say BARKA DA SALLAH!

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