Muscat: His Highness Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said, Deputy Prime Minister of the Council of Ministers, performed Eid Al Fitr prayer at the Al Khour Mosque in Muscat on Tuesday.
Sayyid Fahd was accompanied during the Eid prayer by a number of members of the Royal family, their Highnesses, their excellencies, undersecretaries, advisers and prominent figures. His Eminence Sheikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalili, Grand Mufti of the Sultanate led the Eid prayer.
He began the Eid sermon (Khutbah) with Takbir (Exclaiming God is Great), glorifying and thanking the Almighty for his bounties and blessings. At his Khutbah, Sheikh Al Khalili spoke about the blessings in Ramadan, adding that it is the month when our souls are elevated and our manners improve.
He spoke about 'Lailat Al Qadr' when Quran descended from Heavens, and the importance of Eid Al Fitr. He called upon the Islamic nation to abide by the teachings of Quran and the Prophetic traditions.
The Grand Mufti of the Sultanate also said: "Ramadan is a season for doing good and that it is that one night which is better than one thousand months of worship."
He added that this day is very great as it comes after a complete month of fasting where souls were sublime to Allah.
Blessings for HM
At the end of Khutbah, Sheikh Al Khalili appealed to Allah to grant His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said many happy returns of the day, health, happiness and a long life and to safeguard Oman and all Muslim countries. He also prayed to Allah for more dignity for Islam and Muslims and that all Muslims will unite for doing good.
After the prayer, Sayyid Fahd received the well-wishers on this occasion. They expressed their best wishes to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, praying to Allah the Almighty to grant His Majesty continuous health, happiness and a long life. Sayyid Fahd thanked all well-wishers, wishing them blessed and happy Eid and that Oman will always enjoy comprehensive development under the wise leadership of His Majesty the Sultan.
Sayyid Fahd thanked the well-wishers and prayed to Allah the Almighty for the return of this and similar happy occasions on His Majesty the Sultan for many years to come with blessings and wellbeing, grant him success to bring good and dignity to this dear country and to achieve further welfare and stability of Oman and its people.