Muslims celebrate Eid today amid terror fears
ISLAMABAD: The nation will celebrate Eidul Fitr today (Friday) with traditional fervour and amid security fears.
Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Chairman Mufti Munibur Rehman announced the sighting of Eid moon on Thursday, marking the beginning of the month of Shahwal.
The celebration of Eid culminates the month of fasting wherein the faithful spent their time praying and beseeching Allah for forgiveness and mercy.
The Eid moon was also sighted in India and Bangladesh while Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar and Egypt celebrated Eidul Fitr on Thursday.
The Eid day would dawn with special sermons where clerics would stress on the unity of Muslims across the world. They will also pray for the prosperity and well being of the country. The largest Eid congregation in the federal capital would be held at Faisal Mosque.
In Rawalpindi, the main Eid congregation would be held at Liaquat Bagh while in Lahore, the biggest Eid prayer gathering would be arranged at Badshahi Mosque.
Eid congregations would also be organised at Data Darbar, Masjid Shaudha, Masjid Wazir Khan and Bagh-e-Jinnah.
Special prayers would be offered for the independence of Palestine and Kashmir and sustainable peace in the region. Clerics from different schools of thought would deliver special sermons and lectures to highlight the significance of the day. Law enforcement agencies say they have made “foolproof” security arrangements for Eid holidays. agencies