Shawwal moon sighted in UAE, Eid to be on Friday

Eid al Fitr 2018 Has the moon been sighted

Getty Eid al Fitr lasts three days and is also known as the “Breaking of the fast” following Ramadan

Sightings of the Shawwal crescent moon should be reported to the nearest court or t the authority of the region's centre in the area where the sighting occurred.

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

According to reports, in India, Eid will begin on June 14 and end on June 15. Thus, after Eid al-Fitr moon is seen, the month of Shawwal begins.

Eid-ul-Fitr is a religious festival that is celebrated widely by Muslims all over the world.

The new moon of Shawwal, 1439 AH will be born on crossing conjunction point at 00-45 PST on 14-06-2018, a statement by the Met office said.

The weather official said that the Shawwal moon could be sighted during a window of 30 to 40 minutes after the sunset today.

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However, Muslims in the United Kingdom start the day by waking up early and gathering at the local mosque or an outdoor prayer ground for the Eid morning prayers.

A moon-sighting committee has been drafted for this objective.

In case the new moon is not sighted today then the First Day of Eid al Fitr 2018 will be on Saturday June 16, 2018.

Some 70% of Indonesia's residents - about eight million people - headed for other cities and villages across the vast archipelago, home to the world's biggest Muslim-majority population.

Due to the dates of Ramadan varying from one year to another on the Gregorian calendar, Eid is also on a different day each year because it is determined by the lunar calendar. It is believed that Prophet Mohammad got the first revelation of the holy book of Quran during this month of Ramadan.

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