Here's when Eid Al Fitr will be announced in Oman

15 June, 2018, 06:07 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Eid al Fitr 2018 Has the moon been sighted

Since the crescent moon which marks the new lunar month was not sighted today, Friday will be the 30th and final day of Ramazan.

Eid al Fitr marks the end of Ramadan - the month of fasting in which Muslims across the world refrained from eating and drinking during day time.

The moon of the month of Shawwal, marking Eid-ul-Fitr, has been sighted in the United Arab Emirates, it emerged on Thursday.

Eid al-Fitr, which means "festival of breaking the fast", is traditionally a three-day festival that marks the end of fasting. The International Astronomy Centre announced that the new moon has been seen through use of telescopes.

Jama Masjid Shahi Imam made the announcement tonight after a meeting of the moon-sighting committee, a senior official at the city's historic mosque said.

The decision was announced at a press conference after a meeting of the committee held in Karachi under the chairmanship of Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman.

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Bangladesh Meteorological Department has 78 stations across the nation; the National Moon-Sighting Committee also maintains close contact with them in case of adverse weather.

On Eid al-Fitr, Muslims put on their best traditional clothes, kaftans for women and djellabas for men, who attend mosques in crowds to perform the special Eid prayers between sunrise and noon.

In a press release on June 14, the Met office said that there was slight chance of sighting of the moon.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman also issued a directive last Tuesday to extend this year's Eid Al Fitr holiday.

Muslims pray during mass to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, July 17, 2015.

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