Published: Fri, June 15, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Crescent moon sighted - Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated on Jun 15

Crescent moon sighted - Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated on Jun 15

Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across India on June 16.

The sighting of the Shawwal moon marks the end of Ramadan.

The committee said the moon sighting was confirmed on Thursday night in Al Ghazlania area in Qatar.

With the holy month of Ramazan drawing to a close, Muslims across the world are getting ready to celebrate Eidul Fitr this weekend.

Abu Dhabi will also be marking the first day of Eid Al Fitr with a fireworks display from 9pm on Friday at Abu Dhabi Corniche and Hazza bin Zayed stadium in Al Ain.

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Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has requested for Muslims to keep an eye out for the crescent moon and report it to authorities as many Islamic scholars insist on it being visible with the naked eye.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman also issued a directive last Tuesday to extend this year's Eid-ul-Fitr holiday.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department on Thursday said it is unlikely that the Shawal moon will be sighted today, reports claimed.

In his statement, King Salman said that he is congratulating Muslims from the vicinity of the Holy Kaaba on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

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The age of the moon today will be 19 hours which is impossible to view.

It falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.

On the other hand, in Turkey and the United States Thursday June 14 corresponds to 30th Ramadan 1439.

The Sultan urged the Muslim Ummah to sustain fervent prayers for the nation led by Muhammadu Buhari, other leaders, as well as for sustainable peace and unity in Nigeria and beyond.

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