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Check out photos from Eid Prayers in Mecca.

It's the first day of the month of Shawwal in the Islamic Calendar. It's a day when Muslim faithfuls all over the world gather to observe the Eid-l-Fitr Prayers.

The Eid is the special prayers (salah) offered to celebrate the two Islamic festivals traditionally in an open space allocated or field available for prayer.

The Eid-l-Fitr is specifically observed to mark the end of the glorious month of Ramadan. As such, Eid Prayers were held in the two holy sites of Islam earlier today.

One of the Imams of the holy mosque, Sheikh Saleh Humaid led the prayers and gave the sermon. In his sermon, the Sheikh was quoted as saying, "Eid is an invaluable occasion for keeping our hearts clean towards each other, and setting our souls in order. It's a time for washing away the grime of spite and malice, and for eliminating the causes of hostility and hatred".

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Speaking to Muslim faithfuls before the Eid Prayers, President General of the holy mosque, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Sudais prayed for the generality of the Muslims. He was quoted as saying, “O Muslims, Eid Mubarak, and may Allah accept good deeds from us and from you after we succeeded in fasting the blessed Ramadan and performing Taraweeh and Qiyaam. May Allah help the Muslims of Palestine and protect the Al Asqa from the occupation”

Here's a photo of him addressing the Muslims:

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Eid Mecca Muslim Saleh Humaid Shawwal

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