The dawn is about to rise on Eid Al-fitr but when does it begin exactly?
The first sighting of the new moon is expected on Thursday evening, which means the country will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Friday.
He congratulated the Muslim faithful on a successful completion of the Ramadan. The countries will observe the new moon on Thursday.
Eid ul-Fitr falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal, which is the only day in that month when Muslims are not permitted to fast. This occasion has a unique salat (Islamic prayer), consisting of two rakats (units) and is usually offered in a large gall or open field.
It also has an extra six takbir (raising hands to ears while saying "Allahu Akbar" meaning "God is the greatest"). Eid ul Fitr 2018 Date India: When is Eid ul Fitr in 2018? Preparations have begun in full swing and we can already see markets hustling with Eid special desserts and delicacies, especially in the dingy lanes of Old Delhi; we love the hustle bustle and everything in between.
When Eid arrives, the celebration marking the fact Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his son Ishmael to show submission to Allah, the fast is broken for another year.
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In 2018, Ramadan will last from Wednesday 16 May until Thursday 14 June.