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Eid al-Fitr Mubarak!—April 10, 2024

Eid al-Fitr Mubarak! May the celebration of Eid be shrouded with the warmth of love, gratitude, and bliss!

According to Islamic tradition, Eid al-Fitr was established by the Prophet Muhammad after he departed from Mecca to Medina. It celebrates the spiritual growth and self-discipline achieved during Ramadan. Muslims gather for special prayers in mosques, give charity to those in need (known as Zakat al-Fitr), and engage in festive meals and social gatherings with family and friends.

In the Philippines, Islam was first introduced in the 14th century in Tawi-Tawi by the Arab missionary Sheikh Karimul Makhdum, who also built the first mosque in the country.

[2] Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines
[3] Arab News
[4] Edarabia