Damascus, SANA- President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday performed the prayers of Eid al-Fitr (the Festival which marks the end of the month–long fast of Ramadan) at the Mosque of President Hafez al-Assad in Damascus.
Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments), Syria’s Grand, senior officials in the state and the Baath Arab Socialist Party, a number of the People’s Assembly members, a number of Islamic scholars and a crowd of citizens also performed the prayers along with President al-Assad.
Sheikh Bashir Eid al-Bari delivered the Eid sermon in which he stressed the great and sublime meanings of the blessed Eid al-Fitr.
He pointed out that God blessed Bilad al-Sham which remained glorious throughout history despite the events and circumstances it passed through and this blessing today made Syria more steadfast in the face of the terrorist war against it.
Al-Bari affirmed that the sons of Syria and its brave army, under the leadership of President al-Assad, are writing a glorious history today as they cling to their land and defend their civilization against terrorism and against the enemies of Islam.
He stressed that President al-Assad preserves the constants and defends the Arab and Islamic nation and Arabism .
The Mufti of Damascus implored to Almighty God to protect Syria and the brave Syrian army.