'Eid Mubarak': French footballer Karim Benzema sends Arabic greetings to fans
“Eid Mubarak to all the muslims all around the world 🌎,” he tweeted. “May Allah bless everyone 🤲🏼
Taqabbal-Allâhu Minna wâ minkum 🤍,” which translates to 'May Allah accept (good deeds) from us and from you.'
Eid al-Fitr commemorates the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month in which devotees fast each day from before dawn to sunset.
The Frenchman will be at the centre of the action when Real Madrid take on Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City on Wednesday in the Champions League semi-final.
The 34-year-old Benzema was born to Algerian parents in Lyon, France. He has evolved into one of the best footballers in the world, and is believed to be a frontrunner for this year’s Ballon d’Or - one of football’s most prestigious individual awards.
Several prominent footballers have wished their followers on Eid al-Fitr, including former German international Mesut Ozil, who tweeted his Eid greeting in English and Turkish.