Sisi performs Eid Al-Fitr prayers at Mosheer Tantawy Mosque

MENA , Ahram Online , Friday 21 Apr 2023

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi performed the Eid Al-Fitr prayers at the Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in the fifth settlement suburb of Cairo early Friday.

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Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly, Defence Minister Mohamed Zaki and Chief of Staff Osama Askar also performed the prayers at the same mosque alongside other ministers and senior state officials.

Prayers started with Takbeer in praise to Allah the Almighty and then recitation of verses of the holy Quran.

The mosque’s imam then delivered Eid Al-Fitr sermon, saying this blessed day is an occasion of mercy where people share love and do good deeds, noting that a true believer in God has a pure heart that does not know hate or deceit and that is filled with goodness and kind feelings for fellow mankind.

A number of the children of army and police personnel who lost their lives on duty also attended the prayer.

El-Sisi also joined the children of martyrs of the Armed Forces and police during a celebration of Eid Al-Fitr at Al-Manara International Conference Centre and offered them gifts and sweets.

The president also honoured a number of the families and accompanied the children to a playground to participate in outdoor activities and handed out sweets and gifts to them.

The president also posed for a group photo with the children.

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