May 24, 2020 06:20 UTC
  • Iranians mark Eid al-Fitr at end of the blessed month of Ramadhan

Iranians across the country are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the blessed month of Ramadhan.

According to reports, the Office of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei announced Sunday as Ei-al-Fitr after it received multiple reports from reliable religious scholars on the sighting of the new moon.

Ayatollah Khamenei would have led the Eid prayers at the Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds in Tehran as in the past, but the event was cancelled due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Nevertheless, Eid prayers were held in 110 mosques in the capital under strict health protocols.

Alireza Zali, the head of the National Headquarters for Managing and Fighting the coronavirus in Tehran, asked those with COVID-19 symptoms, people over 65, pregnant women as well as those suffering from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and uncontrolled blood pressure to skip going to public places for Eid prayers.

President hopes for eradication of COVID-19 in Eid Message

In a message to Iranians, President Hassan Rouhani congratulated them on Eid al-Fitr, wishing that God would accept their fasting, prayers and good deeds.

The President congratulated Muslim nations on Eid al-Fitr, hoping for global peace, security and health by overcoming the challenges and defeating the novel coronavirus pandemic.

President Rouhani also expressed hope that in light of the Eid and with the efforts of scientists and experts, Muslim countries could overcome the challenges and difficulties that have gripped humanity, particularly the coronavirus, and could ensure health, security, peace and calm for Muslim nations and all people across the world.