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Shawwal | Shawwal

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Today is the first day of Eid al-Fitr in Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and other Muslim countries where the new moon has been sighted, marking the beginning of the lunar month of Shawwal and the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Last year I blogged about how the holiday is...
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Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the beginning of the month of Shawwal, begins today in Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.  Algeria and Egypt will begin marking the holiday tomorrow.  The Islamic...