Africa (IP) - The Muslims of Sudan performed the Eid al-Fitr prayers amid clashes and heavy smoke on Friday.

Iran PressAfrica: The Muslims of Sudan held the Eid al-Fitr prayers in the shadow of the clashes between the forces of Abd al-Fattah al-Burhan, Commander-in-Chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces and the head of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of Sudan, and General Mohamed Hamdan, widely known as Hemeti, who is the commander of the rapid reaction forces.

People attend Eid al-Firtr prayer in Khartoum, Sudan, Friday, April 21, 2023. Eid al-Fitr holiday, that marks the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, is marked by the faithful as gunshots rang out across the capital of Khartoum and heavy smoke billowed over the skyline.

Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide. The event marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

The advent of Ramadan may vary from country to country depending on the situation of the moon. Since the new moon is not in the same state at the same time globally, the beginning and ending dates of Ramadan depend on what lunar sightings receive in each location.

A number of Islamic countries, including Iraq, Oman and Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maghreb, Brunei announced Saturday as Eid al-Fitr after the Shawwal crescent was not seen on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Syria, the UAE, Türkiye, Egypt, Kuwait, Yemen, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan announced Friday as the first day of Shawwal month and the day of Eid al-Fitr.


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