Oraza Bayram celebrated in Crimea

29 July 2014 07:23

July 28 Muslims worldwide celebrated Oraza Bayram (Eid al Fitr) that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Bayram prayers were performed all over Crimea, gathering thousands of Muslims.

As the Bayram prayer may be performed only in congregation and there is no cathedral mosque in Simferopol that accommodates all the comers, Crimean Mufti Haji Emirali Ablaev held Bayram prayer in cultural center of Simferopol.

Ablaev congratulated all the Muslims on Oraza Bayram, wished piece and wellbeing.

Meanwhile Crimean youth arranged a holiday for children in Marino district of Simferopol, area of compact residence of Crimean Tatars. Competition for children, performance and entertainment were held in the frameworks of the event.

Note: Oraza Bayram (Eid Al-Fitr) which means 'breaking the fast', is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The day of Bayram, falls on the first day of the lunar month of Shawwal.

Eid al-Fitr has a particular Salat (Islamic prayer) consisting of two Rakats (units) and generally offered in an open field or large hall. It may be performed only in congregation (Jama’at)

And Muslim families serve the best of Bayram meals during their celebratory get-together on the day.