Eid al Fitr Celebrations Restricted as Coronavirus Cases Increase

Image depicts a sunrise gathering in Saudi Arabia during Eid al Fitr 2018. (Photo courtesy of Abdullah Mukadam/Unsplash)

It’s an important week for the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims. Whenever the new moon appears – either tonight or tomorrow night, depending on geographic location – it marks the end of Ramadan.

“The very last day of Ramadan is called Eid al Fitr, which people celebrate by breaking the fast,” Heart4Iran’s Mike Ansari says.

See our full Ramadan coverage here.

Usually, Muslims observe Eid al Fitr with massive public festivals. This year, like last, the celebrations are highly restricted due to COVID-19. Lockdowns or states of emergency in Muslim-majority countries like Iran and Egypt extend into next week.

Stay-at-home orders provide the perfect opportunity to encounter Christ.

“Please join us in praying on May 13 when we broadcast a live worship and prayer time,” Ansari requests.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray many Muslims in Afghanistan, Iran, and Tajikistan see Heart4Iran’s Gospel program tomorrow.
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