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.

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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


  • Pray many Muslims in Afghanistan, Iran, and Tajikistan see Heart4Iran’s Gospel program tomorrow.
  • Pray Heart4Iran receives the funding it needs to make more Bibles available in Iran.

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