GUWAHATI, July 29 � Idd-ul-Fitr was celebrated with religious fervour all over the State today. Our correspondents add:
North Lakhimpur: Idd-ul-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramzan in which Muslims observe dawn to dusk fasting, was celebrated here with traditional pomp and gaiety along with the rest of the country.
The festivities began since last night when jubilant processions were taken out in the town with cultural tableaux depicting the Sufi tradition of Assamese Muslims in which Zikirs of Azaan Fakir were played through the loudspeakers.
Though arrangements were made by North Lakhimpur Town Iddgah Committee for holding the Idd prayers centrally at the town Iddgah, yesterday�s rain played spoilsport, forcing various mosque committees to have the prayer in their local mosques. This morning, Idd prayers started from 9 am onwards at mosques in Chawldhowa Road, Dhakuwakhona Road, Kamalabari Road, Town Bor Masjid, Chowk Bazar, Khelmati, Bantow and Nakari areas. In sub-urban areas, prayers were held at Moidomia, Khutakotiya, Chanmari, Saporigaon, Bogoleejan, Rangajan, Leelabari and Kadam. Idd prayers also held at Angarkhowa, Sensowa, Bilotiya, Dhakuwakhonia, Charaimoria, Phukanar Haat and Badhakora areas of outer North Lakhimpur. Various organisations greeted the Muslim community on the occasion, which included the Congress, BJP, AGP, AASU, AIUDF, North Lakhimpur Municipal Board, the Satradhikar of Maahora Satra, etc. Special prayers were held for peace in Assam and India and for the strife-torn parts of the world, besides for the dead.
Tinsukia: Idd-ul-Fitr was celebrated here along with the rest of the world.
Right from the morning, people thronged the mosques and Iddgahs of the district that were tastefully decorated for the purpose of mass prayers for world peace and prosperity. On the occasion, people extended warm greetings to each other and wished peace and prosperity. After the prayers, people celebrated the festival with feasts with special dishes prepared for the occasion, that were shared among people from other communities too.
Nagaon: Special prayers led by Nur Muhammad marked Idd-ul-Fitr here.
Earlier, Nurul Islam explained the significance of Idd-ul-Fitr. Later, the devoted Muslims prayed for world peace.
After prayers, the faithfuls visited the graveyards to pray for the departed souls of their near and dear ones.
Non-Muslims too exchanged greetings with their Muslim brothers and sisters, who arranged special dishes for their friends and relatives.
Golakganj: Idd-ul-Fitr was celebrated in Dhubri town with prayers for peace. Men of all ages, accompanied by children, made a beeline for the iddgahs and mosques to offer prayers which mark the end of the fasting month of Ramzan.
The fasting month came to an end on Monday with the sighting of the crescent moon as Muslims follow the lunar calendar. Prayers at Dhubri Eidgah Field started at around 8.30 am.
where about 10,000 people gathered to offer their namaz.
Azara: The Islamic people celebrated Idd-ul-Fitr here at Hatkhowapara, Dharapur (Majuli) Lower Mirzapur, Bongara, Barbari, Garigaon and North-Jalukbari, which wore a festive look with the mosques and idgahs braced up for the occasion.
The faithfuls gathered before the mosques in the morning and celebrated Idd-ul-Fitr through community prayer for peace, unity and integrity in the society.
Silchar: In sync with the rest of the world and across the country, Id-ul-fitr was celebrated in the district with great enthusiasm and fervour.
Clad in their festive best, thousands of Muslims gathered at the Itakhola Idgah in the morning to offer the holy namaz. Later, people exchanged Idd greetings by embracing each other and also distributed sweets.
Meanwhile, in many areas of the district, particularly in Kazidahar and Arkatipur, Muslim women and girls were seen offering Idd prayers in the mosques. The Imam of the mosque Maulana Ubeidur Rahman said that there is no mention in Islam that girls cannot offer prayers in the mosques.