Special Ramzan prayers on occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr

Marking the end of month-long Ramzan fasting, devout Muslims on Monday congregated at various mosques across the country to offer special prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Lakhs of Muslims dressed in their festive best greeted each other, exchanged gifts and enjoyed special sweet dishes, particularly 'sewayian', made of vermicelli. 'Eid', which means happiness or feast in Arabic, is one of the most important festivals of the Muslims who are commanded by the Quran to complete their fast on the last day of Ramadan.

In the national capital, Muslims gathered at various mosques, including the historic Jama Masjid, to offer prayers seeking peace, progress and prosperity. The day was observed in Jammu, where Hindus greeted their Muslim brethren on the occasion. In Mumbai, thousands of Muslims offered prayers and sought blessings at several mosques in the city including the famous Haji Ali Dargah, Mahim Shrine and Jama Masjid among others. In Patna , Muslims assembled at the historic Gandhi Maidan and different mosques to offer namaaz seeking blessings for peace, prosperity and welfare of their families. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who visited Khan Kah Mujibia and Imart-e-sharia at Fulwarisharif, said Eid was a symbol of communal harmony and amity and hoped that people of the state would maintain it in true spirit. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the country.

Muslims in Madhya Pradesh gathered at various mosques to offer special prayers. Addressing a gathering at the Idgah in Bhopal, Shahar Qazi Maulana Abdul Latif Sahab said every person, who can afford to give charity, should donate 'Sadka-A-Fitr' of 633 gram wheat or Rs 25 on the auspicious occasion. Chhattisgarh Governor E S L Narasimhan and Chief Minister Raman Singh greeted the people on the occasion.

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