Biden, Trudeau wishes Muslims around the globe happy Eid al-Fitr,
On the eve of the Eid al-Fitr celebration by all Muslims around the world, these prominent world leaders expressed their excitement for the Muslim communities in and around the world with a heartwarming message.
What does Eid al-Fitr mean; Hijri popularly known as is either the Muslim or Islamic calendar, is a 12 lunar months calendar consisting of 354 or 355 days a year. The calendars relevance is to regulate the appropriate days of Islamic holidays and rituals like the annual period of fasting and the accurate time for Hajj.
Amongst the 12 lunar months is the nineth which is the wholly month of Ramadan and the month in which the Quran is assumed to have been sent down the seventh heavens and to the Islamic prophet Muhammad where all Muslims around the globe fast a month-long from dawn-to-sunset
is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and the month in which the Quran is believed to be revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
Eid al-Fitr holiday celebrated by Muslims globally, symbols the end of the month-long daily fasting of Ramadan. The celebration is believed to start the 1st day of the following month Shawwal in the Arabic calendar
The Eid day begins with a special two rakats of salat (Muslim prayer) largely performed on a field or large hall. No call to prayer is given for this Eid prayer with several Takbirs and other prayer features subject to the branch of Islam observed. The Eid prayer is accompanied by a sermon and then a request prayer asking for Allah’s forgiveness, peace, mercy and blessings for all Muslims across the world.
On the account of the recent distraction of peace and human rights in various sectors of the world, some world leaders including presidents and entrepreneurs took to the various social media handle to congratulate and wish the global Muslim community the very best of the Eid Mubarak.
(PM) Justin Trudeau
The first to do that was the Liberal party leader and the twenty-third Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau with a very heartwarming statement and he said “Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
“After a month of fasting, charity, and spiritual reflection, Eid al-Fitr is a time for community and celebration. One of the most important holidays in Islam, it is an opportunity for families and friends to gather and pray, feast, and spend quality time together. While the past two years have been challenging for us all, we have found inspiration in the values that are at the heart of Islam – generosity, peace, compassion, and gratitude – which will continue to help us as we recover from the pandemic, and move ahead with optimism and hope.
“Eid al-Fitr is also an opportunity to recognize the important contributions Muslim Canadians have made, and continue to make, to our country. Across Canada, Muslims demonstrate service and kindness, by donating to charity and supporting important causes. Diversity is one of our greatest strengths, and we will continue to take action to combat Islamophobia and hatred in all its forms, including by appointing a special representative to combat Islamophobia. Together, we will keep building a better, fairer, and more inclusive world for everyone.
“On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish a blessed and peaceful Eid to all those celebrating here at home and around the world.
President Biden’s statement
Followed by American Forty-sixth President Joe Biden who had this to say after hosting a number Muslims at the capitol Washington DC’s and he wrote “Jill and I were honored to host an Eid al-Fitr reception at the White House tonight, and we send our warmest greetings to everyone celebrating across the world. Eid Mubarak”
Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to Muslims across our country and around the world as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr. From our family to yours, Eid Mubarak.
Apple C.E.O Tim Cook
Last on the list was the C.E.O OF Apple Tim Cook who also expressed his excitement and support to the Muslim community around the world “Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating around the world! Wishing you a joyous and peaceful holiday connecting with family and friends”