Eid al-Fitr Begins Friday in Lebanon

W460

Lebanon's Sunni and Shiite religious authorities announced Thursday evening that Friday will be the first day of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan, the country's highest Sunni authority, Higher Islamic Shiite Council chief Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan and the office of the official representative in Lebanon of Iran's supreme guide Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the announcement in separate statements.

Sunni religious authorities in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait also announced that Friday is the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

According to Muslim tradition, it is the sighting with the naked eye of the new moon that signals the start of Eid.

During the fasting month of Ramadan, Muslim believers abstain from eating, drinking, smoking and having sex from dawn until sunset.

Ramadan is sacred to Muslims because it is during that month that tradition says the Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed.

The fast is one of the five main religious obligations under Islam.

Comments 4
Thumb barrymore 14 June 2018, 22:09

The office of the official representative in Lebanon of Iran's supreme guide Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also announced that Eid will begin on Friday.

and who is this fanatic terrorist to have an office in Lebanon?!

Thumb s.o.s 14 June 2018, 22:56

Lebanese Shias converted to Khomeynism, the cancer is spreading.

Thumb s.o.s 14 June 2018, 22:53

عيد مبارك

Missing phillipo 15 June 2018, 10:02

To all my Lebanese friends, as well as those that hate me, may I take this opportrunity to wish you "Eid al-Mubarak"