Muslims in Asia pray for peace as Ramadan holy month ends

Eid al-Fitr is celebrated for three days, and on the morning of the first day, Muslims gather for prayer.

Donald Trump has broken a Presidential tradition lasting two centuries by not hosting an event to mark Islam's holy month of Ramadan.

Residents in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, said they hoped the spirit of Eid would overcome fears about rising violence.

A section of Muslims have joined their colleagues across the world in marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadhan, even amid confusion after Chief Kadhi Sheikh Ahmed Muhdhar cautioned that the moon is yet to be sighted. The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr inculcates the virtues of forgiveness, sacrifice and charity in our hearts.

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau wished all Muslims a joyous Eid-ul-Fitr in a video on Facebook on Sunday.

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My greetings to all Nigerian Muslims and our brother Christians on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr. The central mosque in Muang district was one of the biggest draws for Muslims in the southern border region.

Philippines police officers perform Eid al-Fitr prayers outside a mosque inside city hall compound as government forces continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group, who have taken over large parts of Marawi City, Philippines. The month of fasting (Sawm) is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam in which a person cleanses his soul to be nearer to Allah. It is believed that during the month of Ramadan, Prophet Muhammad had the first revelation of the Quran according to Islamic belief. If the new moon, Crescent, is sighted, the next day is counted as first day of the next month.

Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Mohammed Nur, the Islamic Affairs president, said: "Our country Ethiopia is characterised by religious plurality and the people have lived in harmony for ages". This year, Eid starts on Sunday June 25, with the Shawwal month ending around a month later.

Astronomical calculations had already revealed that Eid al-Fitr 2017 in India would fall on Monday. Wishing everyone Eid Mubarak 2017.

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