Muslims flock to Moscow's cathedral mosque for Eid prayer

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Eid-ul-fitr has a particular Salat (Islamic prayer) and is usually, offered, in an open field by the Muslim communities.

The observance traditionally begins with the sighting of the new moon of the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. This means Indian Muslims, like their counterparts in Saudi Arabia, would have observed 29 fasts this year.

There had initially been some confusion over the date of Eid al-Fitr in India this time, because Ramadan had started a day late, as a result of the moon not being seen on May 26.

In the Philippines, fighting between government forces and militant rebels in the southern town of Marawi eased on Sunday as the military sought to enforce a temporary truce to mark the Eid holiday. But the Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia are likely to celebrate it on Monday. He said that there is a need to celebrate this day by rising above mutual differences and spreading feelings of love and brotherhood.

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For Muslims, fasting for one month is a religious tradition, where they restrain themselves from food and water between dawn and dusk.

Balloons, body paint, joy and mourning - across the world Sunday, Muslims gathered to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan, and the festivities took almost as many shapes as the places they were held.

The observance made a comeback nearly 200 years later, when then-First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996 threw an Eid al-Fitr reception for about 150 people. Every year, it becomes shorter by 11 or 12 days.

The Met officials have told that there is a "fair chance" of the crescent of the moon on Sunday at 1438 AH on 29th of Ramadan.

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