– August 30, 2011Posted in: Middle East
Iraqi Sunnis, in Baghdad, attended prayers before Eid al-Fitr, the great feast that closes the Muslim holy month of Ramadan today.
Some worshippers went to the mosque of the 14th Ramadan ,at al-Firdous square, in central Baghdad to perform early prayers and greet each other with traditional phrases, such as "Eid Mubarak", meaning blessed Eid.
Sheikh Isma'el, Imam, of the mosque, stressed on the importance of Iraqi unity despite attacks which targeted a number of Shiite, and Sunnis mosques, during Ramadan month.
Eid al-Fitr falls on the first day of Shawwal, the month which follows Ramadan in the Islamic calendar. It is a time to give charity to those in need, and celebrate with
family and friends the completion of a month of blessings and joy.