Million of Muslims marked Eid al-Fitr worldwide

Millions Muslims across the world have celebrated Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

ID: 40380 | Date: 2015/07/19
Shortly after the sunrise on Saturday, Iranian people turned out en masse throughout the country to take part in the Eid al-Fitr mass prayers.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei is led the Eid al-Fitr prayers at Tehran's Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds (Mosalla).
The Leader delivered his sermons after the prayers.
Earlier In a Friday message, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extended his felicitations to the heads of state and Muslim countries on the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
Among the nations that celebrated the major Islamic festivity on Friday were Saudi Arabia, Syria, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Palestine, Qatar, Turkey, Afghanistan, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India, however, were among those nations that had declared Saturday as Eid al-Fitr since the moon crescent which marks the beginning of the new month could not be sighted in those countries by Friday.  
The first day of the month of Shawwal on the lunar calendar is called Eid al-Fitr, which is decided when the first crescent of a new moon is sighted. During the Eid, Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to sermons and give Zakat al-Fitr or donations to the poor.
It is noteworthy that Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic used to remind the nations the plight of oppressed people on auspicious occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
The world religious and spiritual leader used to extended his felicitations to the heads of state and people of the Muslim countries who on the religious, cultural and social occasion. 
Imam through messages reminded the heads of Islamic countries to remember the plight of Muslims and other oppressed nations facing sufferings in various parts of the world.