Rabat - Eid Al Fitr in Saudi Arabia and many Middle Eastern countries will be celebrated on Sunday June 25.
Rabat – Eid Al Fitr in Saudi Arabia and many Middle Eastern countries will be celebrated on Sunday June 25.
After spotting the crescent of the new moon, Saudi officials have declared that Eid al-Fitr, the festival breaking the fast of Ramadan, will begin Sunday.
Saudi Arabia, Malayasia, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates have all declared Sunday as day one of Eid al Fitr 1438.
While most countries in the Gulf region have declared that the holy feast would be celebrated Sunday, Oman said the moon has not been sighted on Saturday night, thus declaring Monday as the day of Eid Al Fitr.
Morocco is expected to announce the day of celebration of Eid Al Fitr this evening. Though Ramadan in the North African country has started on the same day as Saudi Arabia and many other Muslim countries, it is still not sure whether Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday. Abdel-Hafiz Bani, Rabat’s Society of Astronomy said in an interview with Moroccan news outlet Alyaoum24 that Eid Al Fitr in Morocco would most likely celebrated on Monday 26.
Muslims across North America will also celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Sunday. The Fiqh Council of North America, which relies on astronomical calculations of the moon, said in a release published before Ramadan that Eid Al Fitr would take place on June 25.
In the Islamic lunar calendar, the Shawwal moon marks the tenth month. The first day of the month of Shawwal is celebrated by Edi al-Fitr.
The coming of the Shawwal moon marks the official end of the holy month of Ramadan.