Muslims celebrate Eid today
May 24, 2020 7:20 am
Muslims in Fiji and around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr today.
A month of fasting ended last night with the sighting of the new moon.
However, this year’s celebration will be low key as there will be no mass prayers in mosques or large family gatherings.
The Head Priest at the Samabula Mosque Maulana Abdul Aleem says this is usually a time for togetherness, but they must follow the health directives.
“We will be maintaining the social distancing. We still follow the rules of the government and we cannot have a big gathering at our homes. We will allow less than 20 people to come to our homes also.”
Due to the restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 families will be celebrating mostly in their homes.
In Fiji, gatherings of only up to twenty people are allowed as a precautionary health measure.