Eid ul-Fitr

Eid 2015, hopes for kinder tomorrow

Wrapping up the month of fasting, world Muslims are actively preparing a most anticipated `Eid, ready to enjoy the celebration and traditions of this blessed festival, surrounded by family and friends. Yet, `Eid Al-Fitr will be somewhat different this year as many countries in the Islamic world continue to find[…]

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Dim Eid for Syrian refugees

Miles away from home, `Eid Al-Fitr is never the same in Syrian refugee camps in Turkey, where shattered families are trying to hold together during the Islamic holiday. “We are spending `Eid al-Fitr away from our home for the first time. I hope it will be the last time, yet[…]

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Moon not sighted, Eid on Saturday

There was an air of contentment at Three Anchor Bay on Thursday evening as word spread of the failure to sight the crescent moon, ensuring that the Muslim community would be afforded one last day to savour in the holy month of Ramadan. The much anticipated announcement came shortly after[…]

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Eid: A time for celebration and reflection

Eid ul-Fitr celebrations should be muted this year, as the Muslim world is drenched in blood, sadness and despair, writes Iqbal Jassat and Suraya Dadoo. From avalanches in Afghanistan to deadly heat-waves in Pakistan and earthquakes in Indonesia, a litany of tragedies, arising from natural disasters, are confronting Muslims. These are[…]

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Eid on Monday

While the new moon was not sighted at Three Anchor Bay on Sunday, the Crescent Observers Society (COS) announced that it was sighted elsewhere in South Africa. This means Eid ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Monday, which is the 1st Shawaal 1435. ‘Die Maankykers’ spent over an hour observing the[…]

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