May 24 2020

Defense Minister visits army positions in southern region

Damascus, SANA – On occasion of Eid al-Fitr holiday, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Armed Forces, Defense Minister Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayoub visited a number of advanced military positions in the southern region. Accompanied by senior officers of the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces, Ayoub met army personnel in these positions and relayed to them the best wishes of President Bashar al-Assad on occasion of Eid al-Fitr. The Defense Minister was briefed by field commanders on the measures taken by army units and positions to remain ready to deal with any threats. In addition, Ayoub visited …

May 24 2020

Syrians perform Eid al-Fitr prayer at homes as Eid takbeers broadcast in mosques

Damascus, SANA_ The Syrians on Sunday, for the first time, performed Eid al-Fitr prayer in their homes in response to the precautionary measures taken to tackle the Coronavirus(COVID-19) after the Jurisprudence Scientific Council of the Ministry of Religious Endowments (Awqaf) suspended performing it in mosques. The Mosques broadcast Eid al-Fitr Takbeers via the minaret as usual. The suspension of the Eid prayer, a measure that was taken by many Arab and Islamic countries, came in order to preserve the people’s health especially that the Eid prayer is usually witnessing great congestion which may lead to the spread of corona pandemic. …

May 23 2020

President al-Assad receives congratulatory cables on occasion of Eid al-Fitr holiday

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday received a number of congratulatory cables on occasion of Eid al-Fitr holiday. President al-Assad received congratulatory a cable from First Sharia Judge of Damascus Mahmoud al-Maarawi, who offered his best wishes to President al-Assad, his family, and the people of Syria on this occasion. In the cable he sent, Minister of Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Mohammad Abdulsattar al-Sayyed expressed his best wishes and prayed to God to protect Syria and deliver it from the hardships caused by the Coronavirus. For his part, Justice Minister Hesham al-Shaar offered congratulations on behalf of …

May 22 2020

Sharia Judge od Damascus: Sunday is first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – The First Sharia Judge in Damascus Mahmoud al-Maarawi said that Sunday 24/05/2020 is the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday. In a statement on Friday, al-Maarawi said that the waxing crescent that signifies the beginning of the lunar month of Shawwal was not observed on Friday night which is the 29th day of Ramadan, and thereby Saturday is the 30th day of Ramadan and Sunday is the first day of Shawwal and Eid al-Fitr holiday. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM