White House forgoes Ramadan dinner for first time in two decades

Pauline Gross
June 26, 2017

"Counties Manukau Police would like to wish our Muslim brothers and sisters all over New Zealand Eid Mubarak". The department had held iftar dinners or Eid al-Fitr receptions since 1999, according to CNN.

After the celebrations, Muslims will take the day off from work, or other activities to celebrate with friends and family, gathering for their first meal in over a month. So, it's a flawless day for everyone around the world, basically, family, even if we're not family just us as Muslims, that makes us kind of family and everybody coming together.

The Anjuman stated that before the Eid prayers, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq would shed light on the philosophy of Eid-ul-Fitr in his sermon from 9am.

He said that split over Eid celebrations had brought shame to the country.

There is great emphasis on charity on this day.

If your employee works shifts, offering them 15 minutes to break their fast and pray is a considerate gesture.

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But there's more to the ease than just fasting hours. No more will they have to think up an excuse every morning for not fasting. Locally, they say they are pushing through with optimism.

EID is an auspicious and religious festival characterised by the renewal of faith, commitment to family and community and the forgiveness of sins and enmity. Another custom involves donning new clothes for the new day, which marks a spiritual renewal.

Donald Trump's Ramadan message differed greatly from that of Barack Obama who not only issued a much longer statement but used much more cordial words for the Muslim community. Cassettes of prayers, which were in their cars during the holy month of Ramazan, are thrown back into their cases and replaced with those, which are unlawful, by Sharia. We fast to strengthen our relationship and our appreciation of Allah.

Azerbaijan's Cabinet of Ministers, in accordance with the decision (dated 25 November 2016) on Novruz, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha holidays, declared June 26 and 27 as non-working days throughout the country on Eid al-Fitr.

The second meritorious aspect of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is that it has been chosen by Allah Almighty for the celebration of Eid el-Fitr, one of the only two annual festivals recognized by the Shari'a.

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