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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated with fervour in State

By EMN Updated: Aug 10, 2013 12:20 am

EM Bureau
Kohima/Dimapur, August 9

MUSLIM community in Nagaland celebrated their biggest religious festival of the year, Eid-ul-Fitr, with pomp and gaiety on Friday.
In the state capital, thousands of Muslim people, clad in new attires with their white caps, gathered at the Assam Rifles ground to offer prayer (namaz). The namaz was led by Pesh Emam Belal Ahmed Chourdhury under the aegis of Kohima Masjid Committee (KMC) and Kohima Muslim Welfare Society (MWS).President of Kohima MWS Kamal Uddin Choudhury said over 3500 Muslim brethrens from nearby places like Jakham, Chakhabama and Zubza joined the celebration exchanging greetings ‘Eid Mubarrak’ and also offering prayers for forgiveness and peace and harmony.
Pesh Emam in his message, on the occasion, also appealed to everyone to have better relationship and shun hatred so as to bring peace to human kind.
Eid-ul-Fitr is the Muslim festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast daily. The end of Ramadan begins when specially designated committees spot the new moon. Different countries celebrate the start of Ramadan and Eid on different days. After a month of dawn-to-dusk fasting during Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated by indulging in special delicacies prepared for the day and by greeting friends and relatives. Devotees also offer special prayers on this day.
In Dimapur, the lawns of Iddgah Jame Masjid, Dimapur were packed to capacity with thousands of Muslim devotees residing in the city offering prayers on the occasion. They were led by Maulana Fuzail Ahmed Sb, the Pesh Imam of Iddgah Jame Masjid, Dimapur.
Muslim leaders and organizers of the prayer estimated the number of faithfuls gathered to be between six to seven thousands. The Naga leaders and public also took part in the celebrations in various places.

By EMN Updated: Aug 10, 2013 12:20:24 am