Muslims mark end of Ramadhan

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Eid al-Fitr prayers were on Tuesday morning held in various mosques across Rwanda to mark the end of Ramadhan.

In Kigali, main prayers were led by the Mufti of Rwanda Sheikh Salim Hitimana at Kigali regional stadium in Nyamirambo.

Sheikh Hitimana said fasting went smoothly with Muslims engaged in several kind gestures such as supporting the vulnerable.

He commended government for seeing value in the Islamic faith over the past 25 years and urged Muslims to uphold values.

President Paul Kagame in a tweet said, “Wishing joyous Eid al-Fitr celebrations to all our Muslim brothers and sisters in Rwanda and around the world.”

Eid al Fitr is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marking the end of Ramadhan, fasting month.

Ramadhan is observed for 29 or 30 days depending on lunar calendar that has 12 months of 354 or 355 days.

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