Indian Muslims Celebrated Eid, Prayed for Peace

New Delhi: Muslims’ in India prayed for peace on Eid as tens of thousands of people offered congregational prayers. Eid was celebrated with full religious fervor and zeal as Muslims greeted each other by distributing sweets.

On Wednesday, the moon was sighted marking the end of the month of fasting. In New Delhi, the biggest Eid congregation was organized In Jamia Masjid (LD Delhi) where lakhs of Muslims offer Eid prayers early in the morning.

The occasion also provides ample opportunities for Muslims to receive donations (in kind and cash) for welfare works like construction of masjids and shrines and also for providing assistance to the needy and downtrodden.

People also gathered at Fathepuri Masjid, Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah, Moth-Ki-Masjid and other mosques in different parts of the capital and offered prayers.

Reports from other states said that Eid was celebrated with fervor and enthusiasm

Meanwhile, wishing all ‘Eid Mubarak’, President Patil said that the festival “brings joy and happiness on the culmination of the month of Holy Ramzan, a period of fasting, prayer and charity.”

In her message, Patil said “May this festival strengthen mutual goodwill and inspire each one of us to follows the path of love, friendship and harmony,” she said.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his message to Muslims said that the festival of Eid highlights the spirit of sacrifice and the joy of sharing. “The celebrations marking the end of the Ramzan fasting foster peace and harmony and reflect the true spirit of our composite culture,” he said.

Adil Akhzer is a young Journalist and editor, based in Srinagar India. Adil writes stories about items of interest in New Delhi and Kashmir.