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Moon not sighted, Saudi to celebrate Eid on Thursday

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:56 PM, 11 May 2021   Updated: 10:10 PM, 11 May 2021

Moon not sighted, Saudi to celebrate Eid on Thursday

Moon not sighted, Saudi to celebrate Eid on Thursday

Saudi Arabia’s moon-sighting committee confirmed that the crescent marking Shawwal had not been sighted on Tuesday.

Therefore, Wednesday will be the last day of Ramadan and Eid ul Fitr would be observed on Thursday.

“Ramadan 1442 H has started on Tuesday, April 13, and it will last 30 days (until Wednesday, May 12), because the birth of [the moon of] Shawwal is on Tuesday at 9.59pm, and the sun on Tuesday sets at 6.51pm, while the moon sets, 13 minutes earlier, at 6.38pm,” said Sheikh Abdullah Bin Al Manea, a member of Saudi Arabia’s Council of Senior Scholars and an advisor to the royal court.

Eid ul Fitr marks the first day of Shawwal month as per the Islamic calendar. It also marks the end of Ramadans.

It is marked by Zakat Al Fitr, which every adult Muslim who possesses food in excess of their needs must pay to the poor, before a special prayer is offered on the morning of the first of Shawwal.- Gulf News.

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