Muslims to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday - Chief Kadhi Ahmed

The Chief Kadhi Ahmed spoke in Mombasa on Sunday evening.

In Summary

• The Chief Kadhi Ahmed spoke in Mombasa on Sunday evening.

• Muslims gather in mosques or open spaces and offer two units of prayer – called "Rakat".

Muslims at Tononoka ground in Mombasa hold Eid-Ul Fitr prayers to mark the end of holy of Ramadhan.
Muslims at Tononoka ground in Mombasa hold Eid-Ul Fitr prayers to mark the end of holy of Ramadhan.
Image: LABAN WALOGA

Muslims across the country will on Monday celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, according to Chief Kadhi Ahmed Mudhar.

The Chief Kadhi Ahmed spoke in Mombasa on Sunday evening.

Tarehe mbili May 2022 ndio itakua siku ya kwanza Eid-ul-Fitr ya mwaka huu. Kwa hivyo tunawaombea wakenya wote na waislamu kwa jumla kila la heri, tunawatakia Eid ya Baraka (May 2, 2022 will be the first day for Eid-ul-Fitr. We are therefore praying for all Kenyans and Muslims in Kenya, and the world, wishing the a happy Eid,” Ahmed said.

 The festival of Idd-ul-Fitr, the Festival of Fast-breaking, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Muslims gather in mosques or open spaces and offer two units of prayer – called "Rakat".

The prayers are followed by a sermon, in which the imam asks for forgiveness, mercy, and peace for every being across the world.

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i had declared Tuesday as a public holiday to celebrate Idd-ul-Fitr.

In a gazette notice on Tuesday, Matiang'i declared May 3rd a public holiday in exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 (1) of the Public Holidays Act.