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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated across Assam

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SIVASAGAR, May 3: The Muslim people in the Sivasagar district observed Eid-ul-Fitr peacefully in Sivasagar Nazira, Amguri, Geleki, and Demow on Tuesday with large gatherings in Eidgah maidans for the morning prayers. In Babupatty Masjid Eidgah, the devotees were administered sermons by Alhaz Moulana Kari Mutahij Ahmed Borbhunya. The Moulana wished that Allah may grant peace to all the people and communities in the world and thanked Allah for relieving humanity from the scourge of the pandemic.
Muslim youths (Yuva Jamats) in Amgurighat, Rangghar Chariali, Na Ali, and Hatikhok, distributed fruits and sweets to all the pedestrians and people traveling in cars on the streets in the town.
In Station Chariali Masjid, Maulana Kari Abdul Hamid initiated the readings from the Quran on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr in the morning.
Our Dalgaon Correspondent adds: Along with different parts of the country, people of Islam religion celebrated the festival of Eid-ul- Fitr with great pomp in different places in Darrang district of Assam on Tuesday. This festival was celebrated on Tuesday after a month of Ramadan fasting. People united on a large scale in the Eidgah and hugged each other and congratulated each other on the occasion of Eid. There is news of celebrating Eid in some places including Kharupetiya, Dalgaon, Lalpool, Bechhimari, Office Bazar, Jangalpara, Daipam, Nepali Bazar, Botabari, Mauchita. Collective prayer for prosperity, peace, brotherhood amongst the nationals irrespective of caste and religion was performed after offering Namaz.
Our Margherita Correspondent adds: The holy festival of Islam religion, Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated on Tuesday around the world, as well as in Margherita, marking the completion of a holy month of Ramadan, a month where people of Islam religion fast from dawn to dusk.
There has been a positive spirit after two years of pandemic.
Hundreds of people gathered at Nuri Jame Masjid, Margherita on Tuesday morning for Namaz, due to heavy rainfall Namaz couldn’t be held at the Central Margherita Eidgah Maidan.
After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Islam people gathered at Nuri Jame Masjid, Margherita to pray together.
People greeted one another, put on new clothing in the morning, and prayed to keep peace and harmony in the world. On this holy day, people are also encouraged to forgive their fellow humans and seek forgiveness from the Almighty.
Abdul Alim, a resident of Masjid Patty, Margherita said that Eid-ul-Fitr marks the completion of the holy month of Ramadan. On the day, people gather at Masjid and Eidgah and offer Namaz and greet each other by embracing.
“After Namaz, we distribute food, clothes and money to needy people which is known as ‘Zakat’ in Islam. Islam people believes that paying ‘Zakat’ purifies, blesses and increases their wealth,” said Abdul Alim.
‘But now-a-days some fringe groups and elements are harming the brotherhood, unity and peace of the country in the name of religion which is very unfortunate for our country where every people irrespective of caste, creed, race, gender, language and religion have the right to enjoy festivals and cultural activities. I appeal to everyone to boycott such fringe groups and elements which are born to harm our diversity,” said Abdul Alim.
Our Hojai Correspondent adds: Along with the rest of the world, Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across Hojai district with solemnity on Tuesday. Eid-ul- Fitr marks the end of the fasting period of the Islamic month of Ramadan and ushers in the month of Shawwal. Thousands of Muslims joined the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr at Hojai Eidgah Maidan, Nilbagan Eidgha Maiden, Daboka Eidgha Maiden, Udali, Jugijaan, Murajhar, Gopal Nagar, Kapasbari, Lanka, Lumding. For Muslims, Eid-ul-Fitr is not only for breaking the fast, but it also signifies the attainment of communication with the divine spirit and religious virtue, characterised by sacrifice, self-discipline and acts of charity. Many Muslims attend prayers and listen to Khutba or sermons on the first day of the month of Shawwal, in every corner of the district. Zakat al-fitr is a form of charity consisting of a quantity of food, such as rich, barley, dates, raisins or wheat flour, or its monetary equivalent which is given to the poor during the holy festival. Many Muslims also prepare festive meals to share; wear new clothes; visit relatives and give gifts or chocolates to children. Hojai markets were thronged with children enjoying the festivity by purchasing varieties of food items, sports items.

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