Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Fitr (Uraza Bayram) - the end of the month of Ramadan. In several mosques of the Ukrainian capital, on the morning of May 13, holiday prayers were held and sermons were preached.
Thus, the celebrations took place in the mosque of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine "Ummah", operating at the Islamic cultural center of the capital (25A Degtyarivska St.). The believers filled the prayer rooms, although many of them had to lay their rugs in the courtyard of the ICC. People listened to the words of the imam and mufti of RAMU “Ummah” Said Ismagilov through the loudspeakers.
- Despite the fact that Ramadan is over, the door of mercy and forgiveness of Allah the Almighty is not closed! We must carry out our duties to Allah the Almighty daily and hourly... We must maintain the spirit, joy, and happiness of Ramadan that we found in this mosque when bowing down in sujud (earth-low bow- Ed.) to Allah and asking Him for forgiveness ... With this feeling in our souls, with this mood, we must live on to meet the next Ramadan as happy and sincere believers, God-fearing Muslims, united by the bonds of brotherhood and Islam,-Sheikh Said said in his sermon.
The celebration also took place in the premises of the Association of Muslims of Ukraine (6 Halahanivs'ka St.), which operates together with the newly formed Religious Administration of Muslims of Crimea. Congratulating Muslims on this great holiday, mufti Ayder Rustemov noted that the end of the month of fasting with its night prayers and good deeds does not mean the end of these great worship acts in other months of the year. Muslims always worship Allah. According to Suspilne Crimea, in his sermon Ayder Rustemov noted that despite the festive atmosphere, the large Islamic community feels the pain of the souls of their brothers and sisters suffering in the world - from Crimea to Palestine:
“This month of Ramadan was easy for the body, but difficult for the soul, because we know that we live in a time when the Day of Judgment is approaching - this is a time of turmoil and trials. And this month we saw the murders in Crimea, the aggressive actions of the Israeli authorities, the invasion of the Al-Aqsa mosque - the third shrine of the Muslim ummah,and the first qibla of Muslims. It is hard to see and endure, but the Islamic ummah has great aspirations, and this is an aspiration to the Almighty. Therefore, such trials and pain will be encountered along the way, ”says Ayder Rustemov.
After the sermon, the guests were treated with a traditional meal in the courtyard of the mosque, and young Muslims received free holiday gifts.
Holiday prayer took place in the Ar-Rahma mosque in Kyiv. In his sermon, sheikh Ahmed Tamim, the head of another religious department, RAMU, urged fellow believers to continue doing as many good deeds as possible, as they did during fasting. He wished all the multinational people of Ukraine peace and prosperity, and also asked the Creator for justice to prevail and the rights of the oppressed to be restored. After namaz and festive khutbah, children were entertained and presented with gifts.