Eid'l fitr - updates

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Nightmare on Eid: A father loses his daughters to conflict

Jun 04, 2020 - 9:47 AM

Said Tambak wants justice for the death of his young daughters from mortar shelling on Eid'l Fitr

Said sitting on their living room where his wife was said to be staying before the mortars started dropping. Photo by Taj Basman

[REFLECTIONS] Post-Eid musings during a pandemic

May 30, 2020 - 6:04 PM

As the Eid'l Fitr holiday is still fresh in our minds, let us take the time to learn more about our Muslim brothers and sisters

Robredo: Despite virus, Ramadan and Eid'l Fitr strengthened Muslim links

May 24, 2020 - 3:40 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo asks all Filipinos, regardless of religion, to 'embody the spirit' of Eid'l Fitr

SOLIDARITY. Vice President Leni Robredo spends time with displaced Marawi women who are part of the I am Marawi Women Weaving and Empowerment Program on June 28, 2019. File photo by OVP

[OPINION] Ramadan on lockdown: The habits we break, the values we relearn

May 24, 2020 - 1:00 PM

'For a fasting person [under quarantine], it was a different level of hardship altogether'

Virus lockdowns stifle Eid celebrations as infections rise

May 24, 2020 - 11:25 AM

Multiple countries ban mass prayer gatherings, a highlight of Eid'l Fitr, to limit the spread of the coronavirus

EID'L FITR. People wearing face masks attend Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, at Baiturrahman grand mosque in Banda Aceh on May 24, 2020. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

Socially-distanced Ramadan; Eid'l Fitr under quarantine

May 24, 2020 - 9:35 AM

For Muslims around the world and in the Philippines, an unimaginable Ramadan began on April 24

Eid'l Fitr 2020: 'The bigger the test, the greater our faith'

May 24, 2020 - 9:23 AM

'Our burdens are only as heavy as our belief in the mercy and compassion of Allah,' says Bangsamoro parliament member Zia Alonto Adiong

PRAYERS. A Muslims prays in an empty mosque in Cotabato City on May 22, 2020, ahead of the feast of Eid'l Fitr. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera/AFP

Why Muslims celebrate Eid’l Fitr, the end of monthlong fasting

May 23, 2020 - 9:00 PM

Here’s what Muslims and non-Muslims can learn from the feast of Eid’l Fitr, especially as the world battles COVID-19

Eid'l Fitr set on May 24 after rain blocks sighting of new moon

May 22, 2020 - 9:06 PM

The sighting of the new moon would have moved the Muslim feast a day earlier in the Philippines

File photo from Shutterstock

[OPINION] On Muslims, Filipino and national(ist) consciousness

Jun 06, 2019 - 10:00 AM

More than just a medium, language is an annal of history

On Eid'l Fitr, Marawi IDPs pray for fortitude and a home to go back to

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Maranaos living in a tent city in Marawi are still unsure of what lies in the future for them

EID'L FITR. Maranao women await for the Eid'l Fitr prayer to start inside the Sarimanok tent city on June 5, 2019. All photos by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

On Eid 2019, Filipino Muslims recall Ramadan teachings to attain peace

Jun 05, 2019 - 6:33 PM

As they break their fast, Muslims reflect on how Ramadan taught them patience and devotion to their faith

PEACE. Muslims pray outside the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila during Eid'l-Fitr celebration, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, on Wednesday, June 5. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Imam hits vote buying as Muslims mark Eid'l Fitr

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Even though the elections were conducted in the month of Ramadan, people still engaged in vote buying,' says Islamic Studies expert Jamel Cayamodin

EID'L FITR. Islamic Studies expert Jamel Cayamodin delivers the sermon during the Eid'l Fitr celebration at Quezon Memorial Circle on June 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Prayer of Marawi women: 'Take us back home'

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:11 PM

In observance of Eid'l Fitr, Muslim women leaders solemnly pray for the restoration of peace and identity in Marawi City

Dr. Potre D. Diampuan, trustee of the Global COuncil, United Religious Initiative, shares her view on the Marawi siege and the present life of the survivors/evacuees. June 3, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

WATCH: What is Eid'l Fitr? Islam expert explains

Jun 05, 2019 - 1:43 PM

Watch Dr Jamel Cayamodin, an Islamic Studies professor, as he explains the feast that ends the fasting month of Ramadan

EID'L FITR. Muslims gather at the Quezom Memorial Circle as they celebrate Eid'l Fitr, signaling the end of the holy month of Ramadan on June 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Eid'l Fitr: The challenge after Ramadan

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:01 PM

Muslims celebrate the Eid'l Fitr while challenged to put the lessons of Ramadan into everyday practice

EID'L FITR. Muslims gather at the Quezon Memorial Circle as they celebrate the Eid'l Fitr, signaling the end of the holy month of Ramadan on June 5, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Filipino Muslims break fast at start of Eid'l Fitr

Jun 05, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Filipino Muslims celebrate Eid’l Fitr at the conclusion of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan

FENCED. Muslims in Baguio City pray inside a fence, during Eid' Fitr celebration. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Filipinos must be instruments of love, respect, says Duterte on Eid'l Fitr

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:39 AM

In a message to mark the end of Ramadan, the Philippine leader also hopes Filipinos can help promote peace and understanding

Muslim women prays as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Blue Mosque in Taguig City on June 5, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Palestinians break with Saudi Eid date for first time in years

Jun 05, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Some are questioning why Palestinian Eid festivities fall on a different day to Saudi Arabia for the first time since at least 1994. The official reason is due to differences in the sighting of the moon.

Palestinians pray during Al-Quds day's Friday prayer at Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem on May 31, 2019. The "Quds day" (the day of Jerusalem), a commemoration first initiated by Iran in 1979 to fall on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan expresses support for displaced Palestinians and against the presence of Jewish settlements in Israeli-occupied territories. Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP

After no sighting of new moon, Eid'l Fitr set on June 5

Jun 03, 2019 - 9:40 PM

If moonsighting committees spotted the new moon in the evening of June 3, the feast of Eid'l Fitr would have been celebrated as early as June 4

EID'L FITR. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato welcome the end of Ramadan with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. File photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte declares June 5 Eid'l Fitr holiday

May 29, 2019 - 8:54 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Eid'l Fitr marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan

ISLAMIC CELEBRATION. File photo of the Eid'l Fitr celebration held June 2018 in Pikit town North Cotabato. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

On Eid'l Fitr, senators hope BBL will become law

Jun 15, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The lawmakers believe the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, which is pending at the bicameral conference committee level in Congress, will bring peace in Mindanao

EID'L FITR. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato welcome the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Duterte hopes for unity vs 'misguided ideologies' on Eid'l Fitr

Jun 15, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo, meanwhile, hopes for the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. ARMM governor Mujiv Hataman prays to Allah for help in overcoming challenges.

IN PHOTOS: Philippines celebrates Eid'l Fitr

Jun 15, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Muslims gather all over the country to mark the end of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan

END OF RAMADAN. Muslims of Pikit town in North Cotabato celebrate Eid'l Fitr with a big congregational prayer at their town plaza on June 15, 2018. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Taliban agrees to unprecedented Eid ceasefire with Afghan forces

Jun 09, 2018 - 7:41 PM

The Taliban says 'foreign occupiers are the exception' to the 3-day ceasefire order sent to its fighters around Afghanistan

Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban for Eid

Jun 07, 2018 - 5:04 PM

The ceasefire will last 'from the 27th of Ramadan until the fifth day of Eid-al-Fitr,' Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani tweeted from an official account, indicating it could run from June 12-19

RAMADHAN. In this photo taken on June 5, 2018, Afghan Shiite Muslim worshippers hold holy Quran as they pray during the Laylat al-Qadr at a mosque in Herat province. Photo by Hoshang Hashimi/AFP

Duterte declares June 15 regular holiday for Eid'l Fitr

Jun 06, 2018 - 7:36 PM

June 15, 2018 – a Friday – is a regular holiday throughout the Philippines

hundreds of muslim gathered at the baguio atheletic bowl in the last day of Ramadan and celebration of Eid-ul-fitr August,19,2012.Muslims all over the world marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan on Saturday, ahead of the Eid ul-Fitr festival, locally known as Hari Raya Puasa, which Islamic religious authorities officially celebrate todayphoto by mauricio victa

Hold on to peace, Murad tells supporters

Jul 17, 2015 - 10:59 PM

MILF chair Al Haj Murad Ibrahim tells supporters to “hold on to the peace process” at Eid’l Fitr celebration

CELEBRATION. Hundreds of faithful troop to the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid, named after the Sultan of Brunei who funded the construction of the biggest mosque in the Philippines, to celebrate Eid'l Fitr in Cotabato City. Photo by Edwin Espejo / Rappler

Peace in Ramadan and Bangsamoro

Jul 29, 2014 - 4:08 PM

Ramadhan brings with it renewal and hope particularly for peace in Mindanao

Filipino Muslims scan the skies for the start of Ramadan

Jul 08, 2013 - 9:10 PM

The start of the holy month of fasting for more than 10 M Filipino Muslims is moved to July 10 because the crescent moon was not visible on Monday

SEARCH FOR THE CRESCENT MOON. Filipino Muslims nationwide look for the crescent moon. If the crescent moon is seen tonight, Ramadan begins on July 9.

Feast of Ramadan ends but not lessons of fasting

Aug 20, 2012 - 3:29 PM

About 4 million Muslims across the Philippines celebrate Eid’l Fitr which marks the end of Ramadan