Karachi (June 25, 2017): Eidul Fitr is a major religious festival of Muslims around the world and it is celebrated after the Shawwal moon sighted.
The festival marks the end of Ramazan, the most sacred month of the Muslim and a period of obligatory fasting.
The Eid starts at the end of Ramadan – the exact date of which is determined by the sighting of the new moon. On the day of Eidul Fitr, Muslims join together in mosques to perform the Eid prayer, before holding family gatherings and sharing food with friends.
Eidul-Fitr was started by the Islamic prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and is a time when Muslims show gratitude to Allah and give alms s to the poor. Muslims greet each other on the day by saying “Eid Mubarak”, which translates as “blessed Eid”.
Families and friends gather to eat and pray together during festivities that last up to three days.
Eid al-Fitr is that only day of Shawwal that Muslims are not permitted to fast and many chose to fast for a further six days after Eid.
The Muslim give zakat al-fitr (charity) before Eid prayer.
This year, Eid likely to fall on June 26 in Pakistan. Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee has convened a meeting for Shawwal moon sighting in the federal capital today.
The moon according to Met office will be born at 7:29 pm today and would be seen in clear weather. Met office said that chances high of Eid-ul-Fitr moon being sighted today.