Today is the day when Muslims began to receive divine revelations of the holy book the Koran, the last day of the blessed month of Ramadan. Oraza Ayt (Eid-ul-Fitr) holiday begins tomorrow, on September 9


This year Oraza Ayt holiday will be celebrated on 9, 10 and 11 September. In the mosques of Astana Ayt Namaz (prayer) will start at 7:00 am.

The word "Ayt" means "holiday", "festival". This day Muslims, who kept fast during 29 days, primarily go to the mosque for saying a prayer "Ayt Namaz". After listening to the sacred commandments of the Imam in the mosque, people together read Namaz. After reading Namaz, Muslims shake hands, hug and congratulate each other on the occasion of Ayt, expressing best wishes. Relatives, friends, who are at quarrel, asking for forgiveness, come to reconciliation. Women are busy in the kitchen, setting the table, preparing holiday meal. Neighbors visit each other's homes; they wish health to master of the house and congratulate with Oraza Ayt.

This great holiday should be celebrated with good deeds as well. Thus, it is necessary to take care of neighbors; it is desirable to provide charitable support to the poor and needy.

It should be noted that the holiday Ayt is marked by the month of Shawwal, coming after the holy month of Ramadan. Our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) called his followers to keep fast in the month of Shawwal and talked about the greatness of this good cause. He said: "Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of fasting in the month of Shawwâl, it will be as if he had fasted the year through." Fasting in the month of Shawwal may be kept any day of the month. It can be kept continuously, day after day, or be interrupted. However, after Ayt it should be observed fully and timely.

Congratulations on Holy Ramadan Ayt! Oraza Ayt kabyl bolsyn! ("Blessed Eid")