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Eid 2020 muted by coronavirus as thousands and thousands stay on lockdown around the globe

Eid 2020 muted by coronavirus as millions remain on lockdown around the world


EID 2020 celebrations have been muted with thousands and thousands around the globe remaining in lockdown.

Eid al-Fitr is an annual pageant that marks the tip of the month of Ramadan, throughout which the world’s 1.8billion Muslims quick every day from daybreak until sundown.

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Muslims carry out socially distanced prayer on the Grand Mosque in Pristina, Kosovo[/caption]

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A lady has her temperature checked earlier than coming into prayer for Eid al-Fitr in Iran[/caption]

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Imam Hamzah Hassan delivers a sermon to his congregation through Fb Dwell at Manchester Central Mosque this morning[/caption]

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The Kaaba within the Nice Mosque of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is Islam’s holiest website, however this 12 months stands empty amid a lockdown[/caption]

The occasion is among the most important in Islam’s calendar, and normally sees Muslims collect with family members to hope, share meals, and alternate presents.

However celebrations will likely be muted this 12 months as authorities around the globe attempt to cease the unfold of coronavirus.

In some international locations, together with Turkey, Iraq, and Jordan, strict lockdowns requiring folks to remain at house stay in place.

Footage from the Nice Mosque of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Islam’s holiest website, which might usually be full for Eid al-Fitr, confirmed the mosque empty.

Even in international locations the place lockdowns have begun to be lifted, many mosques stay closed and enormous gatherings banned.

In Malaysia, some mosques have reopened and households have been allowed to fulfill, however congregations are restricted to 30 folks and social gatherings restricted to 20.

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Prayers for Eid al-Fitr at a mosque in North Macedonia[/caption]

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Outside prayers within the metropolis of Jaffa, Israel[/caption]

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Officers at a mosque in Turkey pray amid a nationwide lockdown[/caption]

Amongst these celebrating the pageant beneath lockdown would be the 3.4million Muslims within the UK.

Steerage on the web site of the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) learn: “Muslims are being inspired to have fun Eid in the identical manner as Ramadan: from house, and just about with family and friends.

“The particular prayers for the day of Eid – normally prayed in mosques or in parks – could also be prayed inside households, with presents exchanged by submit, and the celebration to be shared just about.”

Celebrities together with baker Nadiya Hussain and actor Adil Ray have taken half in a public consciousness marketing campaign to encourage fellow Muslims to remain at house.

“Now couldn’t be a greater time to place others first,” mentioned Hussain.

WHAT IS EID AL-FITR?

Eid Al-Fitr, also referred to as the 'Competition of Breaking the Quick', is a vacation celebrated by Muslims annually.

The day marks the tip of Ramadan, the month throughout which Muslims worldwide quick every day from daybreak till sundown.

Ramandan is a commemoration of the event on which, accoridng to Islam, the Prophet Muhammad was first visited by the archangel Gabriel.

It’s throughout that assembly that Muslims consider Gabriel first revealed a part of the textual content of what would later change into the Qu’ran, Islam’s holy ebook.

In the course of the month, Muslims dedicate themselves to prayer, neighborhood, and recitation of the Qu’ran.

On Eid Al-Fitr, folks mark the tip of the month by gathering with family members to hope, share meals, and alternate presents.

The date of the celebration varies annually as a result of the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar.

Eid al-Fitr begins the day after a crescent moon is sighted, that means there will likely be a full moon on the evening of the celebration.

This 12 months, the occasion started on the night of Could 23 and can finish the night of Could 24.


The MCB’s secretary, Harun Khan, has additionally mentioned: “Whereas Eid away from the mosques and from our family members is unprecedented and will likely be a supply of nice unhappiness in communities throughout the nation, Muslim communities will adapt and discover the easiest way to nonetheless have fun this holy day while aligning to the most recent steering.

“We use this holy day to hope for the security of our communities and our key staff and a swift an finish to this pandemic.”

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Muslims praying on Eid al-Fitr in New Delhi, India in June 2019[/caption]

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Celebrations for Eid Al-Adha, one other vital celebration in Islam, exterior the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem in August 2019[/caption]


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