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Somalia celebrates Eid al-Fitr amid tightened security

By Tajuddin
In Local News
Jul 28th, 2014
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Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT)- Deputy Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs of the Federal Republic of Somalia Yusuf Heile Jimale announced that Eid al-Fitr would begin on Monday July 28, as Muslims around the world mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt, Qatar, Syria, Jordan, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates have also said Eid al-Fitr would begin Monday.

The Iraqi and Palestinian grand muftis have also made similar announcements.

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the culmination of Ramadan, while determining the exact date depends on observing the Shawwal moon.

Most of the Arab, European, American and Canadian Muslims celebrate the holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr on the same dates as Saudi Arabia.

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