Thousands of Muslims across Wycombe celebrated Eid al-Fitr yesterday to mark the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting.

Ramadan is a major event in the Islamic calendar that sees Muslims fast for up to 15-hours a day, whilst fostering spiritual awareness, devotion, and reflection.

It is a month of increased spiritual discipline, contemplation with one's relationship with God, increased prayer and charity, and study of the Quran.

Shafait Ali, secretary at Wycombe Mosque, said: "The month truly highlights the need for generosity and love, uniting Muslims all over the world.

"Eid-al-Fitr is marked with a morning prayer, where more than 5,000 people attended the four Wycombe Islamic Mission mosques to celebrate the end of Ramadan."

Eid celebrations also see families donate to charity, known as Fitr. Following morning prayers, Muslims visit family and friends, sharing food, and exchanging gifts.

Shafait added: "Eid is something we always look forward to. It is a day about joyfulness, happiness, and togetherness."