Ramadan is the most important season for all Muslims around the world. It is in the ninth month of Islamic calendar during which every Muslim has to fast from dawn to dusk. To mark the end of the month, a festival of the breaking of the fast, called Eid, is held.

Hundreds of Muslims are gathering at Al Noor mosque in Hang Luoc street, Hoan Kiem district, the only mosque for Islamic community in northern Vietnam, to attend a morning prayer of the Eid festival to celebrate the end of Ramadan month.

Ramadan marks the month in which the Quran, the central religious text of Islam, was first revealed. The month is a chance for Muslims to review their actions over the past time, correct their mistakes and do good things.

Before prayer, all Muslims have to perform wudhu, the Islamic procedure for washing parts of the body, a type of ritual purification.

Eid marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the beginning of a new month. On the day, Muslims often gather at the mosques in the morning to perform the Eid prayer.

When praying together, they pray shoulders to shoulders, facing the direction of their Mecca holy land and recite Quran. Their proximity to each other demonstrates unity.

The celebrations last for three days, and are seen as a time of forgiveness and of giving thanks to Allah for helping people to complete their spiritual fasting.-VNA