Posts Tagged ‘Eid al-Fitr’

Long nights in NZ make Ramadan less of a challenge Comments 0

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Shorter fasting days during the Islamic holy month could be the attraction to draw wealthy Muslim tourists to New Zealand, a University of Auckland academic says. In New Zealand Ramadan runs for a month over the shortest winter days. This means MuslimsIn New Zealand fast for just about 11 hours each day — one of Read more

Eid al-Fitr – Vatican asks Catholics and Muslims to join hands to help the needy Comments 0

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

To mark the festival of Eid al-Fitr New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Interfaith Relations has passed on a message from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) to Muslim communities in New Zealand, along with their own greetings. Eid al-Fitr celebrates the end of of Ramadan. Literally the word means the “Festival of Breaking the Read more

NZ bishops’ committee sends message to Muslims Comments 0

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Committee for Interfaith Relations has sent a message to Muslim communities in New Zealand. Sent to mark the Muslim feast of Eid-al-fitr, which ends the Ramadan period, the message encourages prayers and work for peace. The text of the message reads: “Dear friends, “Eid al-fitr draws near. On behalf of the Read more

Muslim nations mark end of Ramadan, celebrate Eid al-Fitr Comments 0

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Muslims around the world marked the end of Ramadan, ending the holy month of fasting with the Eid al-Fitr festival over the weekend. In Palestine, President Mahmoud Abbas placed a wreath on the grave of his predecessor Yasser Arafat. In France, which has some five million Muslims, the Great Mosque of Paris intervened to settle Read more