Shawwal moon sighted, UAE, Indonesia to celebrate Eid tomorrow

Shawwal moon sighted, UAE, Indonesia to celebrate Eid tomorrow

Eid in full is, "Eid ul Fitr", it is the first sight of the new moon.

A new moon was observed in the United Kingdom on June 13, and a crescent moon is expected tonight, June 14. Therefore Eid al Fitr 2018 in these countries will be celebrated tomorrow i.e. Friday June 15.

In Turkey, the Islamic holy month of Ramadan began on May 16.

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has declared that anyone who spots the crescent moon in the sky from sunset on Thursday 14 June must report it immediately.

Most Muslim countries will celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday on the same day, including Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, and Kuwait.

But as the dates vary for Eid, in Virginia, the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center‏ announced its Eid celebrations would be Saturday.

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Also, moon was spotted in Saudi Arabia, according to Arab media.

The moon can only be sighted if it is 26 hours and 42 minutes old, it added while stating that at sundown the moon will be 19 hours and three minutes old.

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.

On the morning of Eid, Muslims gather in nearby mosques or outdoor spaces to perform their traditional prayer which consists of a sermon and a congressional prayer.

The statement says the Muslim Association of Malawi will make the final declaration of the sighting of the moon.

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Minister of Justice Sultan Al Badi, along with a number of senior officials.

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