Muslims in Greece to gather at Olympic Stadium for Eid Al-Fitr pray
Muslims in Greece are planning to gather at the Olympic Stadium of Athens for celebrations of Eid Al-Fitr prayer
World Bulletin / News Desk
Muslims in Greece are planning to gather at the Olympic Stadium of Athens for celebrations of Eid Al-Fitr prayer on Sunday.
Muslim Association of Greece will celebrate the completion of Ramadan at the Olympic Stadium of Athens with the festive Eid Al-Fitr prayer marking the end of the fast.
Two imams from Al Azhar University in Egypt will be present to lead the prayer and sermon, Greeks rethink said.
The Eid will take place on September 20, 2009 at 7:30 am at the "Agora" of the Olympic Stadium.
Millions of Muslims in Balkans, including in Greece, followed Turkey to observe holy month Ramadan, setting the starting date on Aug 21.
They fasted during daytime, starting at dawn until dusk. Muslims realize the one-month period as an opportunity for inward-looking, purification of the soul and the body, enhancing social relations and promoting assistance to the poor.
Every physically and mentally able adult Muslim is obliged to perform the absolute dawn-to-dusk abstinence from food and drink, and even sex, as the Koran says: "O! Ye who believe: Fasting is prescribed unto you as it was prescribed unto those before you that you may learn self-restraint."
Exempted from fasting are persons suffering from serious illnesses, women in their menstrual period, the elderly and children below 13, and travellers at least 40 miles away from home.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Eylül 2009, 15:18