Saudi among 3 countries announces Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday
Published: 10:36 PM, 22 May 2020 Updated: 10:40 PM, 22 May 2020
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The moon of Shawwal (Arabic month) was not seen in Turkey, Indonesia, Australia, and Saudi Arabia on Friday, as a result, these four countries will celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday, marking the completion of 30 days of the month of Holy Ramadan on Saturday.
The governments of the four countries have taken such a decision based on the views of the concerned authorities. In the meantime, Arab News already reported that the Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday in Saudi Arabia as the moon of the month of Shawwal is not visible
Turkey has said that the Holy Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday as the moon of the month of Shawwal does not appear in the sky of the country.
Indonesia will also celebrate the Holy Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday, according to the country’s Astronomical Center.
On the other hand, the Australian National Imam Council has said Saturday will be the last day of Ramadan. The first day of the month of Shawwal is on Sunday. So, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on this day.
In coronavirus outbreaks, social distance and hygiene are being observed in Muslim countries like the rest of the world. Therefore, Tarawih prayers of Ramadan could not be performed normally in many countries.
Meanwhile, Eid congregations will not be held in some countries, including the United Arab Emirates. However, some countries have instructed to perform Eid prayers in the congregation while maintaining social distance in limited presence.