Iranian President felicitates Muslims on Eid al-Fitr
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad extended his felicitations to the world Muslim nations on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Fars News reported.
In a Saturday message to heads of Muslim state, President Ahmadinejad extended his warmest wishes to all Muslim leaders and nations, expressing his hope for the Muslims' unity.
The Iranian president further expressed the hope that amicable bonds among all world nations, particularly Muslims, would further consolidate on the bases of spirituality, kindness and the establishment of sustainable peace and security across the world.
Muslims celebrate the Eid al-Fitr at the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, after seeing the crescent of the new moon of Shawwal lunar month on the night before the Eid day.
During Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset. They strengthen their self-restraint and faith during this month and try to avoid sin. It is believed that the first verse of the holy Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in this month.