Muslims around the world are wishing each other an Eid Mubarak, or blessed festival.
Wednesday marks the second day of the holiday Eid al-Fitr, the feast and celebration following a month of fasting during Ramadan. In cities across the globe, Muslim devotees gathered in and around mosques, giving thanks to Allah for helping them through the preceding month. After prayers, they will gather with their family and friends for large meals, gift-giving and other festivities.
In India, movie stars took to Twitter to send the Eid Mubarak wishes to thousands of people at once. Muslim-Hindi relations are sometimes tense in the country, but people came together to celebrate the joyous occasion.
Eid Mubarak and lots of love to everyone. May allah fulfil all dreams n bring peace to everyone, actress Ameesha Patel tweeted.
Eid Mubarrak to all brothers and sisters, young and old, near and dear. Happy greetings for EID! May there be peace and love among all... and may all your wishes come true, wrote Amitabh Bachchan, a Bollywood legend.
Blessings of ALLAH fill ur life with happiness, open all doors of success now and alwayz. Wishing ur family a blessed and joyous Eid-Al-Fitr, said Sreesanth, a famous cricket player.
Movie star Salman Khan celebrates both Eid and the Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, which begins this year on Thursday, Sept. 1. Khan reminisced about the Eids of his childhood and lamented that he couldn't be in India with his family. Khan is currently in the United States for nerve-surgery.
“As kids [Eid] would mean biryani, sweets and lots of gifts. It’s not too different now, except now I give out gifts instead of taking and to be honest, I think giving is as much fun as getting. I like to see the smile on people’s faces, especially at the time of such festivals.”
Even American stars got into the spirit. Kim Kardashian tweeted “Eid Mubarak to my friends across the world. I can't wait to see you at Millions of Milkshakes in Dubai in October,” while Will.i.am tweeted “Happy EID to everyone who celebrates...have a good day enshalla.