Many thousands of Muslims are making festive prayers in the mosques of the country.
President Duterte yesterday encouraged Muslim Filipinos to channel their energies to foster national unity as he greeted them on the celebration of Eid'l Fitr which marks the end of Muslim holy month of Ramadan today. Thus Eid-el-Fitr should teach us that the wealth bestowed on any person is for the objective not of enjoying life to the fullest but to raise several other persons from their state of hopelessness and helplessness.
Organisers estimate that as many as 106,000 people were at this year's event.
They then enjoyed the many stalls and activities available, which included fairground rides, miniature golf and laser clay pigeon shooting. The festival marks the culmination of fasting and holy month of Ramzan. They do it for many reasons, one of which is to empathise with those who can not eat through poverty or starvation. This year the holiday is celebrated on June 26-27.
Mehbooba Mufti prayed the month long fastings and the night long supplications of the faithful are accepted and rewarded by the Almighty. "The message that it sends is that we're not that important".
Omobude, in a statement issued by Simbo Olorunfemi, Director, Media and Public Relations, PFN enjoined all Nigerians to embrace mutual tolerance and understanding in their conduct and relationships, irrespective of faith, ethnicity or gender, so we can take Nigeria to greater heights in the different areas of life.
The money will go directly to the Saving Syria project, which is raising funds for orphans in the war-torn country. "U.S. ambassadors are encouraged to celebrate Ramadan through a variety of activities, which are held annually at missions around the world". But reports say that this year Donald Trump has declined to host such a dinner.
'British Muslims have given so much to help those in need here in the United Kingdom and around the globe. Amidst the day's celebration therefore, Muslims should spare a thought for the entire country and how to lift it from its persistent underdevelopment.